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The Anglo-Canadian Nepalese Expedition 1983

Andrew Wielochowski (U.K.) with a Swiss companion made the first ascent of the NE ridge of Kusum Kangru on 16 September 1983. Continuing to traverse the ridge to the E summit (6,356m)-5th ascent. Hopkins (U.K.) and his Canadian companion twice reached a high point of 6,100m at the base of the summit pyramid of the NE ridge. Climbing was Alpine-style from base camp (4,280m) near the snout of Kyasha Glacier, 2 days up the Kyasha Khola from Mondjo in Sola Khumbu.

September 1983
David Hopkins with Richard Backus, Guy Neithardt and Andrew Wielochowski, from the UK