American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, Nepal, Api, West Ridge Attempt

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  • Publication Year: 1974

Api, West Ridge Attempt. The Japanese Chuo University Expedition failed to climb Api in western Nepal. The leader was Kuniharu Ichikawa and the deputy was Yasunuri Hirota. They attempted the unclimbed west ridge. From Camp IV at 19,600 feet they tried to force their way up the ridge but on May 1 climbing difficulties and extremely bad weather forced them back from 20,175 feet.

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