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Asia, China, Shishapangma

Shishapangma. Dr. Makoto Hara led another Nagoya High-Mountain Research Institute expedition, this time to Shishapangma. All members reached the summit by the normal route. One of the members, Masaaki Tomita, made an amazingly fast ascent from Advance Base at 18,700 feet to the 26,291-foot summit, which he reached on October 12, in only 50 hours. Three summit attempts in early October failed. Dr. Hara, Hiroo Komamiya and Hirofumi Konishi got to the summit on October 10. Takayoshi Chiba and Motomu Omiya also reached the top on October 12.