The Namcha Barba (7'782 m), or Namjagbarwa, is the 28th highest mountain on earth. The mountain is located on the eastern edge of the Himalayan range and rises 6'400 m above the virgin forest along the Yarlung Zangbo river. Before its first ascent in the year 1992 it was the highest unclimbed peak in the world.
According "The Himalayan Journal" the Chinese Mountaineering Association decided In 1990 to allow expeditions to Namcha Barwa and the Japanese Alpine Club was selected as their first climbing partner. It was first climbed on 30th October 1992 by 11 members of an Chinese-Japanese expedition, led by Jiro Yamada, President of the Japanese Alpine Club and Losang Dawa, Vise Chairman of the Chinese Mountaineering Association. Namcha Barwa was to be closed again from 1993.
China 1992, Namcha Barwa
Stationery postal card.
(the card is existing with imprinted value 15 and 1.60)