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Asia, Pakistani-Afghan Frontier, Saraghar, First Ascent of the West Wall

Saraghrar, First Ascent of the West Wall. The Shizuoka Tohan Club Expedition was led by Reisuke Akiyama. It made the first ascent of the west wall of Saraghrar. Having got through the perpendicular rock faces and ridges, Yukio Katsumi, Minoru Nakachi, Masahiro Furukawa and Toshio Nagano reached the snow peak (23,406 feet) via a snow plateau at 9:50 A.M. on July 29. Nagano climbed alone on to the southwest peak (23,570 feet) at eleven o’clock. It had taken them 13 days to climb the rock wall.

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