This group (part of the southern end of the Nalakankar Himal) lies in the very furthest NW corner of Nepal (just south of Gurla Mandhata 7694m) geographically in Tibet whilst politically in Nepal. It is trans-Himalayan rather like Dolpo or Mustang.
Julian Freeman-Attwood led a team comprising AC members Ed Douglas, Nick Colton and Bruce Normand along with Christof Nettekoven.
Base camp at 4982m was set at the end of a 20km valley, the Sakya Khola, on 6th October 2018. One peak in the group had previously been climbed namely Takphu North but 5 other 6,000m peaks (Til Kang / Takphu Himal and 3 un-named including the highest 6613m) were all climbed by various members of the team. Ed, Bruce and Christof made the first ascent of Takphu Himal. Ed and Bruce dealt with first ascent of Til Kang. (these two peaks mark the Tibet frontier).
On Takphu Himal with Peak P2 in background
The 3 un-named peaks within Tibet were ascend by Bruce Normand Solo. Nick Colton and Julian climbed an unnamed outlier 6055m north of BC.
This was an extremely remote area by any standards, essentially requiring 8 days approach with pack mules and the crossing and re-crossing of the Himalaya via the Nyalu La 5001m. We thought the weather unexpectedly cold and not exactly the settled conditions normally associated with post monsoon climbing.
Normand route on P1 at 6613m
Our profound thanks go to the assistance received from the Montane Alpine Club Climbing Fund and also to the Mount Everest Foundation.