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  Autumn Annapurna 2004: Two bodies


Picture copyright Simone Moro:

The Ministry of Culture, Tourism & Civil Aviation reports that the dead bodies of following two climbers of "Aichi Mountaineering Association Annapurna I Expedition 2004" have been found and lifted from base camp to Kathmandu by helicopter on 10/22/2004. They were missing on avalanche while ascending from Camp I to Camp II of 8091 m high Mt. Annapurna I on October 10, 2004:

1.      Mr. Michio Sato, Leader, (44 yrs), PP No. TF 6278772, Nagoya-shi, Aichi-Ken, Japan.

2.      Mr. Hideji Nazuka, Member, (50 yrs), PP No. TF 2784789, Maebashi-shi, Gunma, Japan.

The 4 members "Aichi Mountaineering Association Annapurna I Expedition 2004" Team was permitted to climb 8091m. high Mt. Annapurna I from North Annapurna Glacier for the period of 75 days from 9th September 2004 under the leadership of Mr. Michio Sato, from Japan. 

The Ministry of Culture, Tourism & Civil Aviation express its deep sorrow on the sad demise of Mr. Michio Sato  & Mr. Hideji Nazuka.

Previous Update

As per the report of Liaison Officer the following two climbers of "Aichi Mountaineering Association Annapurna I Expedition 2004" have been missing by avalanche while ascending from Camp I to Camp II of 8091 meter high Mt. Annapurna I on October 10, 2004:

1.      Mr. Michio Sato, Leader, (44 yrs), PP No. TF 6278772, Nagoya-shi, Aichi-Ken, Japan.

2.      Mr. Hideji Nazuka, Member, (50 yrs), PP No. TF 2784789, Maebashi-shi, Gunma, Japan.

The 4 members "Aichi Mountaineering Association Annapurna I Expedition 2004" Team was permitted to climb 8091m. high Mt. Annapurna I from North Annapurna Glacier for the period of 75 days from 9th September 2004 under the leadership of Mr. Michio Sato, from Japan.

The handling agency of the Expedition Team is Cosmo Treks Pvt. Ltd., Lazimpat, Kathmandu Nepal.

 
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