Islamabad: A joint team of Japanese and Paksitani climbers has been successful in climbing an unscaled and unnamed peak in the Shimshal region of Karakuram Mountain Range. The expedition has christened the mountain as “Hope Peak”.
According to information shared by renowned mountaineer Nazir Sabir, the Pakistan / Japan Joint Karakoram Friendship Expedition 2012 led by Mr. Tsuneo Miyamori has successfully climbed the 6105m high, un-scaled and unnamed, peak in the Shimshal part of the Karakoram.
Part of the 60 years Pakistan – Japan friendship celebrations, the joint expedition comprised of 15 Japanese from Japanese Alpine Club (Fukushima branch) and five Pakistani climbers.
“The virgin summit was climbed at 0700 hrs on July 19 from the last camp at 5200m after several hours struggle in partly cloudy weather and occasional snow storms by three Japanese and four Pakistani climbers”, Sabir said on a social network.
Among the summiteers are; Hidekatsu Furukawa, Seino Yoshimi, and Wataru Numata, from Japan, and Noor -ul Amin, Fazal Karim, and Tahir Nazir 4. Mr. Sami Ullah Khan, from Pakistan.