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Asia, Pakistan, Laila

Laila. The Hekiryo Alpine Club expedition was led by Yoshinora Isomura and Tomiyasu Ishikawa. They left Skardu on July 4 and went through Yuno and Arandu to Base Camp at 13,450 feet at the junction of the Chogolungma and Haramosh Glaciers on July 14. Camp I was put at 14,100 feet on the left bank of the Haramosh Glacier on July 18 and Camp II at 15,750 feet on the east ridge on July 21. It became clear that this route was impossible and they transferred efforts to the southeast face. A new Camp II was established at 16,750 feet on August 1. Camps III (18,050 feet), IV (19,200 feet) and V (21,000 feet) were established on August 2, 5 and 8. On August 9 Ryuichi Babaguchi and Kohzo Sakai reached the summit (22,921 feet) at 5:20 P.M.

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