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Asia, Nepal, Annapurna Attempt

Annapurna Attempt. A five-man Japanese team was led by Jun Yasumura. They wanted to climb the north face via the Dutch rib. On October 3 Yuichi Tokuma and three others reached a high point of only 6000 meters. Continuous snowfall made conditions impossible and they retreated to Base Camp. They gave up the climb on October 12.

Michael J. Cheney, Himalayan Club, and Elizabeth Hawley