Mount Everest Foundation
Supporting the exploratory

British Nyanchen Tangla

Always on the lookout for obscure peaks, this year Town selected Jomo Gankar (aka Qunghoganeze), 7,048m, in central Tibet, some 100km NNW of Lhasa, and W of the road to Golmud. The lower one-third of the mountain turned out to be far more technical than had been anticipated, and they ran out of fixed rope at 5,900m, necessitating a retreat whilst it was still possible. On the plus side, they were almost certainly the first foreigners to visit the N side of the mountain, as a result of which they observed many unclimbed 6,000m peaks. No doubt they will return.

July - August 1997
John Town with Huw Davies

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