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Asia, Nepal, Tukche

Tukche. A six-woman Japanese expedition, led by Mrs. Hisako Yamamoto, made the first female ascent of Tukche. We had camps at 17,725, 20,000 and 21,325 feet and one bivouac at 21,650 feet above Base Camp on the north ridge. On May 9 Fumie Shimamura, Kazuyo Fujikura, Emiko Maki, Sherpa Nawang Yonden and I reached the summit (6920 meters, 22,703 feet).

Kiyomi Kurita, Bush Women’s Mountaineering Club, Japan