Gokyo 5 Scoundrels View 6 Gyachung Kang Close Up [27 of 38]
Gyachung Kang (7952m) close up from Scoundrelís View north of Gokyo. The little known Gyachung Kang (7952m), just 48m short of the magic 8000m mark, is the 15th highest mountain in the world. The mountain was first climbed on April 10, 1964 by Japanese climbers Yukihiko Kato, Kiyoto Sakaizawa and Pasang Phutar Sherpa. The first ascent of the North Face of Gyachung Kang (7952m) was done in pure alpine style with Slovenians Tomaz Jakofcic and Peter Meznar reaching the summit on October 31, 1999, and Andrej Stremfelj, Marko Car, Marko Prezelj, Matic Jost on the next day.