Nanga Parbat Attempt by the First-Ascent Route. Eight Japanese led by Kazuyuki Shimazu set up five camps on the northeast ridge of Nanga Parbat. On July 10 Hideo Yokohama, Yutaka Mukai, Koji Hasegawa and Akira Echigoya left Camp V at 6900 meters for the summit but they had to turn back at 7550 meters. On the descent on July 11 they climbed Rakiot Peak (7070 meters, 23,196 feet). For more details, see Iwa To Yuki, N°113.