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Asia, Afghanistan, Darrah-i-Pinawi Peaks

Darrah-i-Pinawi Peaks. The Ohtsu Alpine Club of Shiga prefecture sent Yoshitada Kiuchi, leader, Seibun Matsushita, Shunzo Nakanishi, Yoshio Tsujii, Kenji Matsushima and Dr. Michiaki Sato into the Darrah-i-Pinawi, a branch of the Tagabe Munjan. Base Camp was at 11,500 feet. The first high camp was at 14,100 feet up the next to the last tributary valley that enters the Darrah-i-Pinawi from the east. On July 12 Kiuchi, Nakanishi, Tsujii and Matsushima climbed P 5753 (18,875 feet) on the northern rim of this valley, about 7½ miles north of Rast Darrah. High camp was moved to 13,400 feet in the last tributary on the east. On July 22 Matsushita and Tsujii climbed P 5800 (19,029 feet), 2½ miles south of Rast Darrah and 5 miles east of Yajun. That same day Kiuchi, Nakanishi and Matsushima climbed P 5900, the next summit northwest of Rast Darrah.

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