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The Mountaineers

Annapurna Dakshin. Six Japanese led by Yoshio Matsunaga climbed Annapurna Dakshin (South) by the southwest ridge. They established Base Camp and Camps I, II and III, at 4800, 5450, 5700 and 6400 meters on September 27, October 2, 9 and 19. On October 22, the leader Matsunaga, Yoshiyuki Shinji, Masayuki Yamamoto and Ngati Sherpa completed the 18th ascent of the peak (7219 meters, 23,684 feet).

Elizabeth Hawley