Japanese climbers Hiroyoshi Manome, Tatsuya Aoki and Yasuhiro Hanatani recently completed a first ascent of the south face of the pillar of Kyashar in Nepal (22,211 feet). The south face of the pillar had been the site of numerous failed attempts by other climbers.
Panorama of the Hinku, Kyashar on the left to the West face of Mera Peak on the right
UKC Articles, Aug 2011
© Andy Houseman
"We had to do five bivouacs to reach the summit, one bivouac on the way down," Manome reported on his Twitter feed on November 28. "So it took us a total of seven days with six bivouacs to do the route. While the route was very challenging, we had the satisfaction of knowing we reached the summit."
British alpinist Andy Houseman wrote a fantastic article for UKClimbing on his attempt on Kyashar last year - read it here: Kyashar Article.
Also check out this video of Andy Houseman and Nick Bullock on Kyashar: