American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, Western China, Qi Lian, Gansu, Qinghai

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  • Publication Year: 1989

Qi Lian, Gansu, Qinghai. Our expedition was composed of Tsukasa Ogai, Kazuo Ishihara, Sakutaro Kono, Yu Sato, Michio Takahashi, Tomohiro Kameoka, Nobuhiko Muto, Koichi Kinoshita, Masao Takahashi, Shinji Yasuda, Nobuo Momai, Masakatsu Horie, Nobuyoshi Honda and me as leader. We had hoped to attempt the south face but could not reach that side because of floods. Base Camp at 4030 meters was made on August 7 and Camp I on the glacier at 4550 meters on August 9. Camp II at 5250 meters on the north ridge was set up on the 12th. On August 13 Masao Takahashi, Momai, Horie and Honda reached the summit (5547 meters, 18,200 feet) at 2:09 P.M.

Takashi Kato, Fukushima High School Old Boys Alpine Club, Japan

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