Api, ascent. This rarely visited 7132m peak was climbed on October 6 and 8 by five members of Ayumi Nozawai’s six-man Japanese team. The climbers, all members of the Barbarian Club, established base camp at 4000m in the Api Khola and then repeated the route up the northwest face taken by the original Japanese ascensionists in 1960. Three camps were established and the summiteers were Hirotaka Imamura and Nozawai (on the 6th) and Tomoyuki Furuya, Hiroshi Iwazaki, and Fumihiro Ogiwara (on the 8th). This may be only the second or third ascent of the Original Route (the exact line followed by the successful Korean-Sherpa team in 1991 is unknown).
Tamotsu Nakamura, Japanese Alpine News