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Japanese man climbs all world’s tallest peaks

/ 12:26 PM June 11, 2012

Himalayan peak. AP FILE PHOTO

KATMANDU, Nepal – A Japanese climber claimed he climbed a Himalayan peak in Nepal to become the first person from his country to scale the 14 tallest mountains of the world.

Hirotaka Takeuchi said he scaled the 8,167-meter-high (26,788-foot-high) Mount Dhaulagiri in Nepal to complete his mission of climbing the 14 tallest mountains. He began his effort in 1995.

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Nepal Mountaineering Association officials said that Takeuchi became the 30th person to achieve the feat and the first climber from Japan.

All the top 14 peaks — including Everest, K2 and Kanchenjunga — are located in the Himalayan or Karakoram ranges of Asia.

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