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American speed climber Chad Kellogg on previous climb.
courtesy Chad Kellogg, SOURCE
"We have plans to attempt Lunag Ri again next year knowing much more about the face and time of year to climb," Chad ended his climbing report.
Image by Chad Kellogg, SOURCE
The late Joe Puryear (shooting) and David Gottlieb.
Image by Joe Puryear courtesy Joe Puryear - David Gottlieb, SOURCE
In 2009, David and Joe climbed Lunag Ri SE/Jobo Rinjang Direct Route in alpine style. In image by Joe, David is arriving at 6,500 meters after 21 hours climbing.
Prominent peaks on Lunag Massif, courtesy of Joe Puryear and David Gottlieb (click to enlarge).

Unclimbed: attempt on highest virgin mountain in Nepal

Posted: Nov 01, 2012 02:41 am EDT

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(Newsdesk) In 2009, David Gottlieb and Joe Puryear climbed Lunag Ri SE and compiled a map of the area for others to follow. Puryear died in a climbing accident the following year and now David has returned to Lunag Ri with fellow American Chad Kellogg to attempt the highest top (6895m) in the massif.The peak can be seen from Cho Oyu BC looking through Nangpa La and actually represents the highest unclimbed mountain in Nepal. Chad and David are well seasoned for the challenge: together they made the first ascent of Pangbuk...

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