American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, Nepal, Mount Everest

  • Climbs And Expeditions
  • Climb Year:
  • Publication Year: 1970

Mount Everest. There were Japanese climbers on Mount Everest both before and after the monsoon. An expedition of the Japanese Alpine Club was on the Khumbu Glacier reconnoitering for its proposed expedition to the southwest face. A second group was primarily interested in taking skiing movies. The Sherpa Phu Dorje was killed when ice collapsed in the Khumbu icefall. A Japanese, Kazimoto, fell sick and died. One of these groups found the body of Jake Breitenbach, who had been killed in the Khumbu icefall in 1963.

This AAJ article has been reformatted into HTML. Please contact us if you spot an error.