British/American The Holy Mountain Nenang 6,870M Nyainqentanglha East, Tibet 2006
Since its 'discovery' by Tom Nakamura, East Nyainqentanghla has become an increasingly popular destination. This trio planned to explore the Lake Basong area (south of Yigong Tsangpo) and make first ascents, in particular of the holy mountain Nenang (6,870m). After a very challenging 13-day alpine-style push up the east ridge they had reached within 300m of the summit when further progress was barred by a huge crevasse. Already very extended, they had little option but to retreat.