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Asia, Nepal, Himalchuli

Himalchuli. Our expedition was composed of Hizuru Nakamura, Noriyuki Muraguti, Hiroyuki Suzuki, Kiyoshi Furuno, Itarou Isakawa, Sigeki Imoto and me as leader. We climbed Himal Chuli by the south ridge and the southwest face, a new route. We established Base Camp, Camps I, II, III, IV and V at 4950, 5550, 5920, 6370, 6950 and 7250 meters on September 6, 16, 20, 25, October 7 and 13. The summit (7893 meters, 25,895 feet) was reached on October 26 by Nakamura, Furuno, Imoto and Nima Dorje Sherpa.

Sadao Okada, Nikon University Alpine Club, Japan