■ 2017.10.03

JAC student team successfully scales unclimbed peak in India's Zanskar

JAC student team successfully scales unclimbed peak in India’s Zanskar 

A team of four student climbers from the Japanese Alpine Club successfully scaled the unclimbed 6,020-meter peak of the Zanskar mountain ridge in northern India on Aug. 31, according to news reaching the JAC headquarters recently. 

The first-ever ascent of the unnamed peak in the Zanskar mountain area (IMF Route for 104 Open Peak List in J&K No. 40 P6020, or known as the L8 peak, at LAT33.09.24 LOG77.02.14ns) was done by four male student climbers – Ryota Takamizawa (Nihon University), Yoshitaka Nishida (Tokai University), Takeshi Eguchi (Tokyo Medical and Dental University) and Satoshi Miyachi (Tokai University) – all members of the JAC Youth Club. 

The party left Japan on Aug. 16 for Delhi, built a base camp on Aug. 26 and reached the summit at 12:25 on Aug. 31. They all returned home on Sept. 13. The peak will be named by the climbers and registered officially later.