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Asia, Nepal, Baruntse

Baruntse. A Japanese expedition from Utsunomiya University led by Tetsuyo Saito successfully climbed the south ridge of Baruntse, the first-ascent route. The summit (7220 meters, 23,688 feet) was reached on September 26 by Noriaki Ujiie, Motoi Nagashima and Sherpa Pemba Norbu, on September 27 by Takashi Okumura and Isamu Nobuyasu and on September 28 by Saito and a Sherpa from Camp IV.

Michael J. Cheney, Himalayan Club