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Asia, Nepal, Baudha

Baudha. An expedition from Keio University of seven members was led by Yasuhiko Iso. After establishing Base Camp at 12,500 feet in the Churen Khola, they set up high camps, Camp III being at 20,200 feet. During the first summit attempt on April 23, a three-man team slipped and fell 500 feet, suffering injuries. After a bivouac they were attempting to return to Camp III when Yasuo Itaya fell again and was killed. On May 2 Yoshiyuki Kobayashi and Kiyoyasu Shibata completed the first ascent of Baudha (21,890 feet).