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Asia, India–Garhwal, Bhagirathi II

Bhagirathi II. Our all-women expedition was composed of Satuki Kobayashi, Takako Kubozuka, Kimiko Hurushima, Iseko Masuda, Mituyo Matumoto, Kumiko Hunamizu and me as leader. We made Base Camp at Nandanban at 14,100 feet on September 19. Camps I, II and III were pitched at 15,750, 17,400 and 19,700 feet on September 22, 24 and 29 respectively. The route from Base Camp to Camp III was not difficult. From Camp III to the top was mixed rock and snow on which we fixed 1000 feet of rope. On October 5 Satuki Kobayashi and I climbed to the summit (6512 meters, 21,365 feet). We had fine weather except on September 20 and 21 when there was a heavy snowfall.

Hideko Annaka, Japanese Alpine Club