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Asia, Nepal, Pumori

Pumori. The members of our expedition were Masayoshi Utsumi, Toshiaki Kobayashi, Toshiyuki Hayakawa, Hisao Tatsukawa, Yongjong An, Mrs. Suzue Terasaki, Miss Ritsuko Sakai and I as leader. This was the second time I had climbed the mountain, having made the first ascent of this route in 1973. We established Base Camp, Camps I, II and III at 5320, 5800, 6120 and 6650 meters on the southwest ridge on April 9, 13, 18 and 20. On April 21, Utsumi, Kobayashi and I reached the summit.

Tatsuji Shigeno, Japan