Nakamura: Steward of Unclimbed Peaks


 

Autumn 2006: Kangri Garpo

All peaks below are located in eastern Tibet and remain unclimbed; some of the peaks were shown to the world for the first time in the fall of 2006.

The progress of the 2000 and 2006 Silver Turtle expeditions to the eastern Kangri Garpo range, in eastern Tibet. Excellent weather and a steady snowpack allowed the party to travel much farther up the Lhagu Glacier in 2006. [Photo] Y. Matsumoto

The north face of unclimbed Luqendo (6390m), Kangri Garpo, eastern Tibet. [Photo] Silver Turtle Expeditions

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The north face of an unnamed, unclimbed peak (6321m), Kangri Garpo, eastern Tibet. [Photo] Silver Turtle Expeditions

The northeast face of an unnamed, unclimbed peak (6006m), Kangri Garpo, eastern Tibet. [Photo] Silver Turtle Expeditions

The northeast face of an unnamed, unclimbed peak (6405m, Chinese map indicates 6606m), Kangri Garpo, eastern Tibet. [Photo] Silver Turtle Expeditions

The north face of an unnamed, unclimbed peak (5480m), Kangri Garpo, eastern Tibet. [Photo] Silver Turtle Expeditions

Hiqen or Gongyada III (ca. 6000m) is the striking peak in the center. In the foreground is the northeast face of Hiqen or Gongyada (6423m). [Photo] Silver Turtle Expeditions

Last month, April 2008, Tamotsu Nakamura released this book, Die Alpen Tibets: Ostlich des Himalaya, which features his expeditions to eastern Tibet. Find out more information about his book by visiting www.detjen-verlag.de.

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