American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, India–Kashmir and Ladakh, Sickle Moon and Brammah I, 1976, Correction

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  • Publication Year: 1981

Sickle Moon and Brammah I, 1979, Correction. On page 637 of A.A.J. 1980 we gave erroneous information about a Japanese expedition; a correct account appears on page 158 of Iwa To Yuki, N° 74. The 10- man Japanese Alpine Club expedition led by Katsuhiko Denda climbed both these mountains from the Brammah Glacier. From Base Camp at 11,500 feet from which they started on September 1, they set up Advanced Base and four more camps to reach the col on the 23rd on the southeast ridge of Sickle Moon at 18,375 feet. It took six days to prepare the route over a gendarme at 21,050 feet and place Camp V at 20,350 feet. All members of the expedition reached the summit (21,568 feet, 6574 meters) on either September 30, 1979 or October 1, 1979. They were Denda, Noboru Takenaka, Akio Miyamoto, Akira Suzuki, Hiro Koma- miya, Tomonori Akimoto, Kazushige Obayashi, Shigeaki Haga, Akira Hayakawa and Takayuki Akasu. They started on Brammah on October 10 via the southern cwm and southeast ridge. Camp IV was made on October 22 at 19,700 feet. On October 23 Takenaka, Suzuki and Komamiya from Camp IV and Denda, Miyamoto, Haga and Hayakawa from Camp III at 19,000 feet reached the summit of Brammah (21,500 feet, 6416 meters). It was the second ascent of both peaks.

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