Mount Everest Foundation
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British Nganglong Kangri

Continuing the leader's exploration of remote areas of Tibet, this year's project took him and his companions from Kathmandu 1,500km by road to Rutok County (Ngari Province) in the far west, where there are some 35 glaciers (two over 6km in length) and more than 40 peaks over 6,000m. They were successful in making the first ascent of both summits of the highest mountain, Nganglong Kangri, by routes graded PD and F. Although the 'map height' of the highest is 6,596m, they recorded two separate GPS readings of 6,710m.

August - September 2004
John Town with Derek Buckle, Toto Gronlund and Martin Scott

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