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North America, United States, Alaska, Mount Sanford Tragedy

Mount Sanford Tragedy. A 4-man Japanese expedition from Hokkaido University climbed Sanford by the normal route. While descending from the summit on June 24 Tokio Momono and Shigeru Senda were caught by a blizzard. Momono died during the second night in their forced bivouac. Senda climbed down on frozen feet and was rescued on June 3. The frozen bodies of Tsutomu Inomata and Yoshikatsu Agat- suma were also found that same day.