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Himjung (7,092m)

Nepal, Peri Himal

  • Climbs And Expeditions
  • Climb Year: 2012
  • Publication Year: 2013

Himjung (7,092m). Koreans Ahn Chi-young and Kim Chang-ho made the first ascent, via the southwest face, of one of the few remaining unclimbed 7,000ers in Nepal for which it is possible to obtain a permit. There is no known previous attempt. After an initial attempt thwarted by poor weather, they climbed the face up and down in two days from advanced base at 6,050m. Fourteen pitches plus some simul-climbing led to a crevasse bivouac at 6,770m. Next day they simul-climbed to the summit and downclimbed and rappelled their route. The difficulties were rated 5.10+ WI4 M6. A full account appears elsewhere in the AAJ. [Editor’s note: A splendid panorama photo of the Peri Himal range, looking generally north from Manaslu, can be found with the Himjung story at the link above.]

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