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Asia, Pakistan, Garmush, Hindu Raj

Garmush, Hindu Raj. Our expedition, which followed the west ridge route on Garmush climbed by the Austrians in 1975, was composed of Yoshiaki Shimomura, Yoshifumi Takahashi, Takafumi Miyazaka and me, as leader. We established Base Camp at 15,425 feet on August 11, Camp I at 17,050 feet on August 14 and Camp II at 18,700 feet on August 22. Shimomura and Takahashi climbed to the summit (20,486 feet) on August 26 and Miyazaki and I on August 27.

Takahiro Matsumura, Doshisha University, Japan