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Asia, Pakistan—Hindu Kush, Tirich Mir, South Face, 1975

Tirich Mir, South Face, 1978. Not reported in last year’s A.A.J. was a Japanese expedition led by Kotsutoshi Ikebe. They placed Base Camp on June 20, 1978 at 12,800 feet and Camp I at 15,250 feet on the South Barum Glacier. On July 26, 1978 Eiji Kitazaki, Naoya Yamazaki and Tatsuo Goto climbed to the summit (25,290 feet) from a 24,350-foot Camp V. More details appear in lwa To Yuki N° 69.