28 January 2010
In late October, four Japanese climbers (Michihiro Kadoya, Yasuhiro Hanatani, and Nobusuke Oki led by Himalayan veteran Osamu Tanabe completed the first ascent of the west face of Nemjung (7,140m) near Manaslu in Nepal.
The Japanese climb may have been only the second ascent of Nemjung. The peak likely was first climbed in 1983, via the east ridge, by another Japanese expedition.
Last year, from October 11 to 15, French climbers Yannick Graziani and Christian Trommsdorff climbed a beautiful and difficult line on the 2,300-meter south spur, reaching the summit ridge at ca. 7,000 meters.
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