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Asia, Nepal, Cho Oyu

Cho Oyu. A four-man Japanese expedition led by Ken Kanazawa climbed the normal route on Cho Oyu. With this climb, the Japanese have now climbed all the 8000ers, the second nation to do so after Germany. They had three high camps. On October 3 Mitsugi Kitamura, Toichi Mitani and Norio Nakanishi reached the summit, just 12 days from the establishment of Base Camp on September 21. No artificial oxygen was used and two Sherpas went only to Camp II once.

Michael J. Cheney, Himalayan Club, and Elizabeth Hawley