Trango Nameless Tower, South Face, First Japanese Ascent. Three Japanese recorded the first Japanese ascent of Trango Tower (6239 m) via the south face Slovenian Route on July 17 at 4 p.m. Their ascent took them 27 days. Group leader Tatsuo Shinohara graded the climb 5.10 A2. The group had intended to make a free ascent, but icy cracks forced them to use some aid. The three summiters were Tatsu Shinohara, Toshi Kikuchi and Takeshi Nagano.
Asem Mustafa Awan, The Nation, Pakistan