American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, Nepal, Putha Hiunchuli

  • Climbs And Expeditions
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  • Publication Year: 1973

Putha Hiunchuli. Another Japanese expedition, from the Nagoya YMCA Alpine Club, led by Tadaki Sabashi, climbed Putha Hiunchuli also by the south spur in the post-monsoon. They too came from the southwest. Leaving Camp IV at 21,000 feet, on October 14 Hiroyuki Matsuo and Sherpa Nawang Samden climbed to the summit, followed by Yukio Aoyama, Koichi Sakuae and Toshihiko Fujiwara. Two days later Daizahiro Ito, the American James Pritchard and a Sherpa repeated the climb to the summit.

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