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North America, Greenland, Cape Farewell Region, Nalumasortoq, Sekitori, Previously Unreported

Nalumasortoq, Sekitori, Previously Unreported. In July and August, 1997, Mikio Suitsu and Kenta Kanehara (Japan) established Sekitori (VI 5.10 A4, 14 pitches, 670m) on the left pillar of Nalumasortoq’s west face. They used 200 meters of fixed rope, and took ten days to establish the route. They used a chartered helicopter for the approach to the base camp from Nanortalik, but for the return, they used a chartered boat. A short report on their climb can be found in the January, 1998, issue of Yama to Keikoku.

Hitoshi Yamaoka, Japan Workers’ Alpine Federation