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Asia, India, Garhwal, Nanda Khat Tragedy

Nanda Khat Tragedy. The leader of a Himalayan Association of Japan expedition, Morio Kajima, was the only survivor when avalanches overwhelmed the other seven. Base Camp was set up in late August and three other high camps were established. On October 27 snow began to fall. Radio communication with the seven climbers in Camp III was interrupted. Kajima descended from Camp I to Base Camp on the 28th because of avalanche danger. On the 29th porters ascended but found no sign of any of the camps. More details are in Iwa To Yuki, N° 86.