American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, Pakistan, Ultar Attempt and Tragedy

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  • Publication Year: 1995

Ultar Attempt and Tragedy. A 5-member Japanese expedition led by Ken Takahashi tried to climb the entire south ridge of Ultar (7388 meters, 24,240 feet) from the village of Altit. On August 9, Yozaburo Kurosaki fell to his death when at 6900 meters a fixed rope damaged by rockfall parted. The expedition was then abandoned.

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