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Asia, Pakistan, Batura II

Batura II. An expedition of the Himalayan Association of Japan was composed of ten members and was led by Mitsuaki Nishigori. Base Camp was set up on the Baltar Glacier at 13,800 feet on May 9, south of the peak. They first attempted the south spur but found the route too long and gave up at 20,500 feet. They then turned to the southwest face on which they made four camps. The first ascent of the mountain was made on July 6 by Yuji Ishikawa, Mitsuru Ito and Makoto Okubo. (Information from Iwa To Yuki, October, 1979.)