Pabil (Ganesh IV), 1978. The climbers who reached the summit of Pabil (See account in A.A.J., 1979, page 270.) on October 20, 1978 were Hiroshi Yoshio, Takashi Tomita, Yoshiaki Hashimoto, Ichiro Yasuda, Masao Hashimoto, Tsuneo Shimoji, Kimiaki Aogagi, Yoshitaka Okuma and Teruo Suzuki of the Japan Workers’ Alpine Federation and Yogendra Bahadur Thpa, Mingma Tenzing, Olang Sonam and Kamal Bhandari of the Nepal Police and Mountaineering and Adventure Foundation. On October 22, 1978 Nepalese Shinichi Omura and Japanese Miss Emiko Okutani reached the 23,300-foot summit.
Shigehiki Toyoda, Japan Workers’ Alpine Federation