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Tibet - Lhasa - Potala Palace Kora

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From NYTimes:

Japanese Climbers Die on Tibet Mountain

By EDWARD WONG
Published: October 3, 2008

BEIJING — Three Japanese climbers were killed while on an expedition to reach the summit of a sacred mountain in Tibet, a mountaineering official said on Friday. The climbers died on Wednesday in an avalanche while scaling Mount Kulagangri, an official of the Tibet Mountaineering Association, Dou Changshen, told The Associated Press.

The bodies of the climbers were found by team members about 980 feet away from a camp that was at an altitude of 19,300 feet. The three people who died were among a team of seven Japanese climbers who left Lhasa, the Tibetan capital, on Sept. 20.

And here’s a clip of the mountain:

Kula Kangri 7538m. Expedition spring-1.jpg

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2008/10/06 at 09:36

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