American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, India–Garhwal, Bhagirathi I, South Ridge Attempt

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  • Publication Year: 1981

Bhagirathi I, South Ridge Attempt. An expedition from Tokyo failed to climb Bhagirathi by its south ridge. Base Camp was established at Nandanban at 14,450 feet on August 14; Camps I, II and III were at 15,250, 16,750 and 19,550 feet. On September 1 the leader Toshio Matsunaga, Takeshi Furihata, Yakitaka Kaneko and Masao Someya were turned back at 20,175 feet by rotten rock.

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