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ASIAN ALPINE E-NEWS Issue No.3, January 2017 Asian Alpine Associates Heart of unclimbed Nyainqentanglha East – over 6000m peaks Contents Records of Nakamura’s Journey in November 2016 Page The11th Piolets D’or Asia 2016, Seoul – Korea 2 Nakamura awarded “Lifetime Achievements” Unveiling Hidden Mountains along the Yarlung Tsangpo 4 In forbidden South Tibet Yarlung Tsanpo – a Hive of Construction 15 “What is happening in the frontier” Paradox of Development Bon’s nine (9) Creators of Tibetan Universe 20 Father – Ode Gungyel (Worde Kongge) Three International Events in Kathmandu, Nepal 24 November 17 – 23, 2016 Langtang Valley, Nepal November 2016 28 Restoration/reconstruction from Earthquake Photo Gallery of Golden Flying Route over the Himalaya 32 Kathmandu – Lhasa – Chengdu 1 The11th Piolets D’or Asia 2016 The Piolets d’Or Asia Awards, whose purpose of establishment is to encourage Asian mountaineers who achieved pure and visionary ascents and explorations, celebrated its 11th anniversary. This award sponsored by Man and Mountain Publishers (Korea) and known as Oscar Award of Alpinism, has been leading the development of Asian mountaineering culture for the last 10 years, and also suggested the way of future-oriented climbing and exploration to Asian mountaineering community. The Award Ceremony was conducted on November 4, 2016 in Seoul, Korea. Chairman of the juries was Koji Hagiwara, Yamakei Publishers (Japan). The winners of the award were the following. Lifetime Achievements – Tamotsu (Tom) Nakamura, Japan Korean Team – Gangapurna south face new route (Annapurna Region) Chang-Ho Kim, Suk-Mun Choi, Joung-Yong Park Japan Team – Kurobe Golden Pillar at Tsurugidake in North Japan Alps Koji Ito, Yusuke Sato, Kimihiro Miyagi (from left) Dr. Lee In-Jeung, Tom Nakamura, Kim Chang-ho, Christine Pae 2 (from left) Suk-Ha Hong (president of Man and Mountain), Koji Ito, Kim Chang-Ho---- (from left) Dr. Lee (UAAA President), Nakamura, M. Kawasaki, K. Hagiwara (Yamakei) 3 Unveiling Hidden Mountains along the Yarlung Tsangpo South Tibet–November 2016 An elderly team of T. Nakamura and T. Nagai entered the forbidden south Tibet for exploring and identifying hidden/unknown 6,000m peaks along the Yarlung Tsangpo. The region is very sensitive and now strictly restricted and controlled because of being close to China (Tibet)-India border. No foreigners are allowed to travel unless they obtain a special permit from the Public Security Bureau and Chinese Liberation Army in charge of Tibet Autonomous Region. Objectives of the explorations are as follows (see the map below). Main objective: Peaks surrounding Bobonung Glacier Scenic Spots Other objective: Outstanding rock peaks of Nyel Japo massif Holy mountain Worde Kongge north of Yarlung Tsanpo They also visited a holy mountain and lake shown in the end of this photo gallery. The mountain is one of nine Bon’s creators of the Tibetan universe. 4 Shelrika 6045m south face northeast of Jindong 金東郷 5 5842m peak west face southeast of Shelrika 6044m 6041m peak north face in the middle of Bobonung massif 6 Peak close to 6000m northwest face of Bobonung massif Stunning 6000m peak northwest face of Bobonung massif 7 6000m peaks surrounding Bobonung Glacier valley, north face (1) 6000m peaks surrounding Bobonung Glacier valley, north face (2) 8 6000m peaks surrounding Bobonung Glacier valley, north face (3) 6000m peaks surrounding Bobonung Glacier valley, north face (4) 9 Chipula 6152m northeast face of the west end of Bobonung massif 6000m peak southeast of Chipula northeast face of Bobonung massif 10 (left) Chipula 6152m northwest face, (right) 6121m/6215m northwest face of Bobonung massif viewed from Dalha Gampo Monastery 4180m 6121m (foreground) and 6215m (background) northwest face of Bobonung massif viewed from Dalha Gampo Monastery 4180m 11 Nyel Japo 6150m (Russian map) east face, a massif of rock peaks Leftmost: Nyel Japo 6150m (Russian map) north face Next of rightmost: Lang Lha Risang ca. 5700m 12 Nyel Japo 6150m north face soaring immediate south of Yarlung Tsangpo ca. 5500m rock peak east face west of Nyel Japo 13 Holy Worde Kongge (Ode Gungyel) main peak 5996m northwest face Beautiful Lake Yamdrok and two 6000m peaks of Kareg Jawpo (left 6100m, male) and Kareg Jawmo (right 6000m, female) 14 Yarlung Tsanpo – a Hive of Construction “What is now happening in the frontier” Paradox of Development We travelled through the Yarlung Tsangpo valley for unvei

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