Mount Everest Foundation
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Gokyo Expedition

An attempt on the N face of the unclimbed Kangchung (6103m) in Gokyo, Solu Khumbu. They set up their base camp in an ablation valley at Gyubanare, and from here they scoped the approach and route, deciding on the NW ridge as the best option. They bivouacked on the Gyubanare glacier and on the first day followed a gully line to a bivouac on the Kang La at 5,700m. There was no sign of any bivouac sites on the ridge above so they decided on a single-day push to the summit without bivouac gear. Still 200m below the summit they had to turn back after running out of time and having no bivouac gear. They experienced good clear post-monsoon weather.

October - November 2016
Simon Yates and Paul Schweize

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