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Asia, Nepal, Kanjiroba

Kanjiroba. An expedition of the Osaka Shiritsu University was led by Kazuhisa Jokei and composed of Ichiryo Sato, Hiroshi Okuda, Hirotada Sawai, Munehiro Sawada, Shinichi Suwa and Masayki Goto. From Jumla they traveled to Base Camp via Chondabish Khola and Bizara Khola to Base Camp at 12,500 feet, which they established on September 25. They then crossed the Patrasi Himal, on the col of which at 17,725 feet was their Camp III. They then descended to the Jagdula Khola and went up the Jagdula Glacier. Camp V was placed at 17,125 feet on November 2, Camp VI at 18,050 feet on the 4th and Camp VII at 19,000 feet on the southeast ridge on the 6th. On November 7 Sato, Okuda, Sawai and Sawada reached the summit (22,580 feet) at 3:30 P.M. The mountain has been the objective of various expeditions, especially those of John Tyson, who recommended the southeast ridge in A.A.J., 1970, 17:1, p. 183.

ICHIRO YOSHIZAWA, A.A.C. and Japanese Alpine Club