American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, Pakistan, Sani Pakkush Tragedy

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  • Publication Year: 1994

Sani Pakkush Tragedy. This 6952-meter (22,808-foot) peak, which lies 15 kilometers northwest of Batura, had been previously climbed by Germans in 1991. Five Japanese led by Tetsu Ogasa hoped to make the second ascent. On July 11, Ogasa and Satoshi Takahashi were killed when overwhelmed by an avalanche at Camp III and Masao Uehira was injured.

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