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British Nyewo Chu

The aim of this enterprising pair was to reach and photograph peaks in the extremely remote North and Western flanks of the Upper Kongpo Range (East Nyanchentangla). A road goes from Nakchu via Atsa and the Sung Chu Gorge as far as Nye, crossing two 5,000m passes, but is impassable for much of the year, and consequently sees less than 100 vehicles per year. (The only known British person to visit Nye was the plant-hunter Frank Kingdon Ward in 1936). After a three-day trek from Nye they reached the village of Ekar, and although they failed to gain a view of the highest point, Peak 6842/6920m, they climbed to Chung Tso to gain a view of the spectacular NW Face of Nyenang (Kangla Karpo), 6870m/6730m, the N Face of Jomo Taktse plus many other unnamed (and unclimbed) peaks.

March - April 2002
John Town with Nicola Hart, plus Tibetan driver, horsemen etc

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