Masherbrum. A five-man Japanese expedition led by Tateshi Sudo made the second ascent of Masherbrum (7821 meters, 25,660 feet) by the south face, the route first climbed by Americans in 1960. They established Base Camp on July 3. The unsuccessful first attempt was made alpine-style in late July. On August 12 Masahiro Nomura and Takeyasu Minamiura began their attempt and reached the summit on August 17.