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Asia, India—Kumaon, Nanda Kot

Nanda Kot. A joint Indo-Japanese expedition led by Kosuke Ota was composed of seven Japanese and two Indians. On October 17, Masaki Nomura, Tsuyoshi Takeda, Hiroaki Takeishi, Akira Tomita and two Sherpas reached the summit (6861 meters, 22,510 feet), followed the next day by the leader and Mitsumasa Ushikubo. The Japanese were all graduates or students of Rikkyo University; it was an expedition of Rikkyo University that made the first ascent of Nanda Kot in 1936.