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Asia, Tibet, Everest

Everest. A Japanese expedition is attempting Mount Everest from Tibet during the winter, as reported in January of 1988. The leader Tsuneo Hasegawa is accompanied by his wife and two others. They had hoped to make their climb in the autumn but were prevented by the big October snowstorm from getting to the mountain. They did get to Base Camp on December 9 with permission to continue their attack until February. On January 5 they established Camp III at 7500 meters, apparently in the great couloir. Further details are not yet available.