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Asia, Afghanistan, Koh-i-Bandakor

Koh-i-Bandakor. The Nagoya University party had as its first objective the climbing of Shakhaur, but when refused permission, they turned their eyes to the second ascent of Koh-i-Bandakor (21,851 feet), which had first been climbed by the Germans Hansemann, Hasse, Heine and Winkler in 1960. First of all the Japanese had difficulty in finding the mountain. Eventually they attacked it from the east and reached a lower summit on which they found a pennant left by the Germans. They abandoned the main peak because of complex and difficult rock conditions. The climbing leader was Hideji Matsui.

Ichiro Yoshizawa, Japanese Alpine Club