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Asia, Afghanistan, Koh-i-Bandaka, East Ridge

Koh-i-Bandaka, East Ridge. The Nagasaki University Bandaka Expedition was led by Yoshinori Ichise and composed of Harumi Mizokami, Dai Ohtsuka, Kango Nakao, Tsukasa Matsuo, Sumio Narasaki, Masaaki Maenami, Isao Morimoto and Miss Atsuko Inomata. After Base Camp was established in the Darrah-i-Sakhi at 13,800 feet on July 25, they began to carry loads to higher camps on the 27th. They attacked the east ridge from the south glacier. Camp I was at 16,925 feet, Camp II at 19,200 feet and Camp III at 20,700 feet. On August 14 Mizokami, Narasaki and Morimoto left Camp III and reached the main summit (22,450 feet) via the east ridge and east face. They descended the southwest ridge, bivouacking at 21,650 feet.

ichiro yoshizawa, A.A.C. and Japanese Alpine Club