American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, Pakistan, Tirich Mir

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  • Publication Year: 1992

Tirich Mir. Seven members of the Kyoto section of the Japanese Alpine Club led by Tateshi Sudoh joined with six Pakistanis. They placed Base Camp on the Upper Tirich Glacier and Camps I, II, III and IV at 4800, 5800, 6400, 6800 and 7300 meters on July 12, 16, 29, August 1 and 4. The climbing effort was interrupted on August 5 when they had to evacuate a Pakistani who had fallen. On August 10, Yoshiaki Horie and Osamu Funao were driven back by high winds. On the 14th, leader Sudoh, Kensuke Matsuda and Kiyoaki Miyagawa made an unsuccessful attempt but the next day Sudoh and Miyagawa were able to reach the summit (7706 meters, 25,283 feet).

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