The following 1 Member & 2 Nepalese Sherpas of "2004 Yalungkang Expedition"
Mountaineering team have succeeded to climb 8505 meter high Mt. Yalungkang on
5th may 2004 at 3.30 p.m..
Name of Summiteers
1. Mr. Hong
Gil Um (44 Yrs), Alpinist, Seoul, Korea.
Pasang Namgel Sherpa (31 Yrs), Khumjung-3, Solukhumbu, Nepal.
3. Mr. Phur
Gyalzen Sherpa, (33 Yrs), Namche-9, Solukhumbu, Nepal.
members 2004 Korea Yalungkang Expedition team was permitted to climb 8505
Meter high Mt. Yalungkang from South East Ridge for the period of Seventy-Five
days from 22 March 2004 under the leadership of Mr. Dong Sik Cho, of South
Hong Gil has bagged his 15th 8000 meter peak. He reached the 8505 mt. high
summit of Yalungkhang aka Yalung Kang (Kangchenjunga West) yesterday (5 May)
at 3.10 pm via the SE ridge route, with Sirdar Pasang Namgyal Sherpa of
Solukhumbu Khumjung and climbing Sherpa Phurgyalzen Sherpa of Namche. All 3
successful climbers are now in Camp II and from where they will descend to
base camp situated at 5600m. Mr Um has preiously summited all 14 8000 meter
the central summit of
Shishapangma (so mayeb that is 16!
||Mr. Um Hong
Gil, South Korean summitter
of all 14 8000m peaks (Mt Everest, K2, All 14 of them!) is planning to
climb Mt. Yalung Kang (Kangchenjunga West) in next year's Spring Season.
This past Autumn he attempted Lhotse Shar. Sadly two
climbers went missing on
Lhotse Shar during an
avalanche on the 8250-meter Lhotse Shar at 12:40 PM on 5th
Oct. 2003 as
EverestNews.com reported early.
It is good to see climbers attempting difficult routes... Of
course these routes are extremely dangerous. Best wishes to Mr. Um on
Mt. Yalung Kang (Kangchenjunga
West) next Spring, we will let you know how it turns out...
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