Spantik. The Kohriyama Alpine Club’s expedition to Spantik (23,042 feet) was led by Yasuhiro Narita. They reached Base Camp at 14,100 feet on July 1. Avalanche danger made them change their plans and they pushed on to the Polan La and tried the west ridge of Spantik but it was not in better condition than the southeast ridge. Though they were active until July 26, they reached only 19,600 feet. They met severe difficulties at 19,150 feet.
Ichiro Yoshizawa, A.A.C. and Japanese Alpine Club