North-Western Nepal Himalaya


Expedition name: Exploring in North-Western Nepal Himalaya '97 / '98 by Osaka Alpine Club
Mountain Range: North-Western Nepal Himalaya
Country: Nepal
Mountain: North-Western Nepal Himalaya
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Period: 2nd April - 22nd May, 1997
24th August - 8th November, 1998
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Special note: The point of the expedition was not only to investigate on the way to Kanti Himal, but to carry out a series of exploratory reseraches to all mountain ranges on the border in whole north-western Nepal. 
Party Nationality: Japan
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Leaders: YOSHINAGA Sadao, OHNISHI Tamotsu
Members: '97:TANIGUCHI Mamoru, YANAGIHARA Takehiko, OHTSU Fumiko
'98:MIZUTANI Kouji, SUMIYOSHI Senya, FUJIMOTO Isamu, TANIGUCHI Mamoru, YANAGIHARA Takehiko, KIMOTO Tetsu, MIZUTANI Noriko, INOUETA Tsuruko, SATO Tomoko, FUJIMOTO Mitsuko
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Reference: Sangaku P.101-113, 1999
Published report: Osaka Alpine Club CD-ROM No.2, No.3 
Corresponding to: Osaka Aline Club
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Web site: http://www.showa-p.co.jp/oac 
Activity summary:
1997 SPRING : Searching for Kanti Himal (6,859m) from Northwest
18th April Arrived at Gamgadhi.
22th April Arrived at Mugu.
24th April Went up Koji Khola and placed TBC at 4,000m.
27th April Settled Base Camp (4,650m).
1st May Camp on Koji La.
2nd May Makeing route to nunamed peak (6,328m)
3rd May Started to Clime up to snow peak (6,159m) north from the col.
5th May 8:30am reached 5,850m point.
12:30pm reached the top (6,159m).
1998 AUTUMN: Reccnnaissance on the Southside of Kanti Himal (6859m), Gorakh Himal and the Attempt to Changla Himal (6,563m)
6th Sep. Mugu Khola
Party #1 Party #2
11th Sep. Crossed Ghora La (5,182m) ,
and the eastern valley just south
of main peak
11th Sep.
+ 3 w
Settled BC at Purano Mugu,
visiting and observing at Namja
La and border mountains of
nothern part of Kanti Himal and
finding out pass between Mugu
Khola and Tanke Khola for
3 weeks
15th Sep. Settled BC at 4,900m
16th Sep. Pitched camp at 5,075m
Tried to seek route to east
ridge and west face for 1 week.
1st Oct. Gathered 2 parties
4rd Oct. Traced along the boudary
between Namja La (4,986m)
and Kang La and the eastern
part of Gorakh Himal.
4rd Oct. Procceed to Tanke Khola
(5100m)
Gathers 2 parties at tha conflence of Chengar Khola, and down to the main trade route to Simikot.
20th Oct. Entered Dojam Khola
26th Oct. Settled BC (4,200m) at Chowa Khola
28th Oct. Settled ABC at the conflence of Chang La (5,023m) and C2 at 5,340m
31th Oct. Stood on the top of Changla south paek (6,162m)