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Asia, Pakistan, Nanga Parbat Attempt

Nanga Parbat Attempt. A Japanese expedition of five climbers led by Tadakiyo Sakahara made an attempt to climb the first-ascent route on the Rakhiot side of Nanga Parbat. After establishing Base Camp on June 28, they placed four more camps on the mountain, the highest at 20,000 feet below the northeast ridge. They attempted to pitch Camp V at 22,650 feet on the Moor’s Head (Mohrenkopf) but bad weather made them give up their attempt.