Makalu Attempt. Four Japanese, led by Masaaki Fukushima, attempted the original route on Makalu via the Makalu col. Hitoshi Saito and Hiroshi Tsuchiya twice reached the site for Camp III at 22,000 feet, on September 22 and 23, but never occupied the camp. The snow was deep and the two men were very tired. They had no Sherpas. The other two men were out of action, one with an old back injury and the other with diarrhea. On October 1 they decided to give up.
Michael J. Cheney, Himalayan Club, and Elizabeth Hawley