American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, Pakistan, Saltoro Kangri Attempt

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  • Publication Year: 1976

Saltoro Kangri Attempt. The Hokuryo Alpine Club’s expedition was composed of Shuhji Yamamoto, Kazuyu Namikawa and 12 others including two women. They arrived at Base Camp at 14,000 feet on June 3 and attempted the south ridge of Saltoro Kangri (25,400 feet). Bad conditions stopped their effort at 18,700 feet. They crossed to the main ridge to try the 1962 route of Kyoto University but this failed too, owing to the snow conditions.

Ichiro Yoshizawa, A.A.C. and Japanese Alpine Club

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