Shisha Pangma. Our expedition was made up of Setsuko Kitamura, Yoko Mihara, Yoshiko Kato, Keiko Tsurube, Yumiko Kurosawa, Yuko Kuramatsu, Etsuko Otsuki, Noriko Watanabe and me as leader. We traveled by car from Lhasa to Base Camp (16,900 feet) from March 23 to 31. We followed the original Chinese route of 1964. Our camps were established as follows: I, II, III, IV, V and VI at 18,050, 19,025, 20,850, 22,650, 24,125 and 25,250 feet on April 4, 6, 13, 25, 28 and 29 respectively. Without oxygen, I climbed to the summit (8012 meters, 26,285 feet) on April 30 along with two Chinese assistants.
Mrs. Junko Tabei, Women’s Climbing Club, Japan