Unnamed, unclimbed 6,047m peak on southeast side of Kojichuwa Valley. Josue Roibal
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Kanti Himal, Kojichuwa Chuli (6,439m), attempt.
By Lindsay Griffin, Mountain INFO, Josue Roibal, Spain, Elizabeth Hawley, AAC Honorary Member, Nepal, and Richard Salisbury, The Himalayan Database.
In October 2008 José Maria Alvarez, Antonio Fernandez, and Josue Roibal, all from the Spanish island of Mallorca, flew via Nepalgunj to Talcha (2,748m, three hours walk from Rara Lake), and trekked via Mugu to the Kojichuwa Valley (possibly also referred to as Gokichuwa). Their goal was to reconnoiter a route on Kojichuwa Chuli for an ascent the following spring. Alvarez, Fernandez, and Da Dorche Sherpa climbed to the Kojichuwa La (5,550m) and moved a short distance up the frontier ridge to 5,625m, from where they could see that to continue to the summit of Kojichuwa Chuli would be hard. After noting that the Tibetan flanks looked relatively gentle, they returned to base camp and climbed a small (ca 5,400m) peak above the valley before returning home. One outstanding peak noticed during this exploration was the unnamed 6,310m summit on the frontier ridge immediately south of Kojichuwa Chuli, which they dubbed Mugu Chuli…. (read more)