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Asia, India, Garhwal, Maiktoli, South Ridge

Maiktoli, South Ridge. A Japanese six-man party led by Hitoshi Fukuriki made the first ascent of the south ridge of Maiktoli (22,320 feet). From Base camp at 12,500 feet, they started up the southeast spur of the south ridge. Camps I, II, III and IV were established at 14,100, 16,725, 17,400 and 19,850 feet on May 5, 19, 25 and 28 respectively. On May 29 Nishimura and Yamaguchi got to the top, followed on May 31 by Fukuriki and Nakae and on June 1 by Sasamto and Nomura.