Annapurna, Winter Attempt. A four-man Japanese team led by Tadao Sug- imoto attempted the north face of Annapurna. They set up Base Camp and Camps I, II and III at 13,950, 16,075, 17,725 and 20,000 feet on November 27, December 1, 3 and 10 respectively. On December 19 Yu Watanabe reached 22,310 feet. Two days later the expedition was abandoned due to strong winds.
Kamal K. Guha. Himalayan Club