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Asia, Nepal, Langtang Lirung Tragedy

Dorje Lhakpa. A joint expedition of seven Japanese and three Nepalese was led by Yoshihisa Nakano. They climbed the west ridge of Dorje Lhakpa, the same route as that of Japanese teams in 1981 and 1982. On October 3 Sawayuki Aoki, Masatoshi Ohkubo, Ang Phuri Lama and Pa Ngima Lama got to the summit (6966 meters, 22,854 feet), followed the next day by Toshiki Sato, Nobuo Takahashi and Hidenobu Yamagami. They had three high camps, at 5100, 5700 and 6270 meters.

Michael J. Cheney, Himalayan Club, and Elizabeth Hawley