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Asia, Nepal, Cho Oyu

Cho Oyu. Our team consisted of Etsuro Hino, Tateo Yamashita, MissTaeko Noda, Takayushi Kawada, Mrs. Mutsuko Okuma, Tsuyoshi Murakai, Miss Masae Okamoto and me as leader. We pitched three camps on the south face of Ngozumba Kang, hoping to climb Cho Oyu by the east ridge. On September 29 Hino, Miss Noda and Miss Okamoto were at Camp III at 7500 meters, but we gave up the route because of deep snow. From October 5 to 9 we moved over the Nangpa La to Base Camp on the normal route. We set up Camps I, II, III, and IV at 5600, 6300, 6750 and 7200 meters on October 10, 11, 12, and 13. Because of strong wind we stayed at Camp IV on October 14 and 15. On October 16 Hino climbed to the summit.

Nobuo Shiraishi, Kitakyushi Alpine Club, Japan