Dhaulagiri, Pear Route. After many tries, the Pear Route on Dhaulagiri has finally been climbed. An 18-man Japanese expedition was led by Norio Sasaki. They established six camps, the highest at 26,100 feet. On October 18 Noboru Yamada, Kozu Komatsu and Yasuhira Saito reached the summit. They slept with oxygen at the high camp and used it on the final climb along the northwest ridge.
Michael J. Cheney, Himalayan Club, and Elizabeth Hawley