Latok I and II. Two different Japanese expeditions were in the Latok group from July to September. The Tokai section of the Japanese Alpine Club was led by Makoto Hara. Tremendous avalanches and rockfall persuaded them to give up trying Latok I (23,440 feet) and to explore the glaciers in the group. They went up the Biafo and Simgang, over the Sim La where they had to descend a 1500-foot ice wall to the Choktoi Glacier, and continued along the Panmah to the Baltoro and back to Askole. The Kyoto Climbing Club led by Noki Takada gave up their attempt on Latok II (23,320 feet) because of avalanches and rockfall.
Ichiro Yoshizawa, A.A.C. and Japanese Alpine Club