Gangotri I, 1980. We climbed Gangotri I (6672 meters, 21,890 feet) by the northeast ridge, first climbed by British in 1952. We placed Base Camp at 14,750 feet at Rudugaira Kharak on September 15, 1980. Camp I was established on the 17th at 16,900 feet and Camp II on the 21st at 18,575 feet. We followed a narrow, steep ridge and steep snow to Camp III at 20,650 feet, pitched on the 23rd. All members, Fukaya, Yokota, Hara, Kuramoto, Morishita, Ishizuka and I, got to the summit on either September 24 or 25, 1980.
Haruo Takahashi, Meguro Workers Alpine Club, Japan