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North America, United States, Alaska, Mount Foraker

Mount Foraker. The expedition of the Academic Research Team of Tokushima University was led by Takashi Watanabe. We made Base Camp on the Kahiltna Glacier on June 26. Camp I was placed at the foot of the icefall on June 28 and Camp II at 8500 on July 2. Yasuyuki Toda, Michitaka Nagai, Kenichi Yamashita and I climbed to the peak of Foraker (17,400 feet) via the northeast ridge on July 5 in a 30-hour time, which included a long rest of eight hours. Other members of the expedition were Hideo Oshima, Shoji Tomino, Yasushi Shimatomi, Keiji Miki and Susumu Nagae.

Yasuhisa FUKUNAGA, Yokushima University