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Asia, Pakistan, Trango Nameless Tower, South Face, First Japanese Ascent

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