Syao Kang - East Face - 2012

Climbers from New Zealand have made the first ascent of Syao Kang (6041m), a remote peak in Eastern Nepal

First ascent of Syao Kang ( 6041m )

East Face

Himalaya, Nepal

25 October 2012

Climbed by John Cocks, Martin Hunter, Geoffroy Lamarche, Paul Maxim, Nick Shearer

A New Zealand Expedition led by John Nankervis (Wellington) has made the first ascent of Syao Kang (6041m), near the remote village of Yangma in the Kangchenjunga region of North Eastern Nepal.

The team subsequently attempted Chaw Peak, but turned because of avalanche danger, dwindling supplies and shortage of time

  • Paul Maxim on the summit of Syao Kang
    Paul Maxim on the summit of Syao Kang
    Nick Shearer
  • John, Paul, Geoffroy and Marty roping up for the glacier on Eastern aspect of Sy
    John, Paul, Geoffroy and Marty roping up for the glacier on Eastern aspect of Syao Kang
    Nick Shearer
  • Approaching Summit Ridge Syao Kang
    Approaching Summit Ridge Syao Kang
    Nick Shearer
  • Summit Syao Kang
    Summit Syao Kang
    Nick Shearer
  • Geoffroy on summit
    Geoffroy on summit
    Nick Shearer
  • John Cocks on summit
    John Cocks on summit
    Nick Shearer
  • View towards Tibet from summit
    View towards Tibet from summit
    Nick Shearer
  • Kanchengjunga and Jannu from eastern aspect Syao Kang
    Kanchengjunga and Jannu from eastern aspect Syao Kang
    Nick Shearer
  • View towards Kangchenjung and Jannu during descent
    View towards Kangchenjung and Jannu during descent
    Nick Shearer
  • On Pyanchuli Glacier enroute to Chaw Peak.  Syao Kang in background middle right
    On Pyanchuli Glacier enroute to Chaw Peak. Syao Kang in background middle right
    Nick Shearer
  • Syao Kang from Pyanchuli Glacier
    Syao Kang from Pyanchuli Glacier
    Nick Shearer
  • Geoffroy leading icecliff just below Yangma Col
    Geoffroy leading icecliff just below Yangma Col
    Nick Shearer
  • Chaw Peak from camp 2 on Pyanchuli Glacier
    Chaw Peak from camp 2 on Pyanchuli Glacier
    Nick Shearer
  • Yangma Village and South peak of Syaokang behind
    Yangma Village and South peak of Syaokang behind
    Nick Shearer
  • Puja ceremony at basecamp
    Puja ceremony at basecamp
    Nick Shearer
  • Yak train enroute to Yangma Village
    Yak train enroute to Yangma Village
    Nick Shearer

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Mountain Facts

Syao Kang, Yangma, Nepal

N 27° 51′ 35.8056″ W 87° 54′ 54.3132″

Elevation: 6041m

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Comments

First ascentionists

the first ascent party also included Nick Shearer

Thanks. I've added your name

Thanks. I've added your name

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