Japanese man climbs all world's tallest peaks | Inquirer News

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.


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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