Asia, Pakistan—Karakoram, P 7024, Sia Group
P 7024, Sia Group. Our expedition left Khapalu on May 29 and established Base Camp on the Kondus Glacier on June 3. Camp II was at 18,700 feet on the Sia La at 18,700 feet. P 7024 (23,048 feet) was some three miles north of the pass. Camps III and IV were established on June 18 and July 5. On July 8 Yoshinori Mitamura and Dr. Matsubayashi reached the summit. On July 9 Michio Kawazoe, Shinji Hayashi and Kazuo Hirooka got to within 130 feet of the peak but gave up since they found their pitons useless in the rotten rock.
Akiro Nomura, Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan