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Asia, Nepal, Numbur

Numbur. Isao Fukushima led a team of eight Japanese who climbed the southwest ridge of Numbur. On October 18, Takashi Masuda, Hiroto Saitoh, Pasang Sherpa and Gyalzen Sherpa reached the summit (6957 meters, 22,824 feet). They were followed the next day by Shinji Chiba and Hajime Minegishi.

Elizabeth Hawley