Dear reader, online ads enable us to deliver the journalism you value. Please support us by taking a moment to turn off Adblock on Dawn.com.

Japanese team conquer Diran Peak

Kei Taniguchi and her teammate Kazuya Hiraide, both from Japan, were the only mountaineers this year who reached the summit of the 7,266-metre-high Diran Peak in the Karakoram Range.

The duo reached the pyramid shaped mountains peak on August 5, 2013. On the other hand, the Slovak and Czech expeditions were forced to abandon their attempts.

The Slovaks were attempting a new rocky route on the Diran Peak, but had to abandon their ascent after rocks fell on them. The Czechs were not lucky as one of their team members fell ill and they were unable to attempt the peak.

DAWN_VIDEO - /1029551/DAWN-RM-1x1

LARGE_RECTANGLE_BOTTOM - /1029551/Dawn_ASA_Unit_670x280


Comments (0) Closed