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Kazuya Hiraide
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Kazuya with Veikka Guftafsson (As for Japanese Kazuya Hiraide, 2009's Piolet d Or winner had actually never met Veikka before they teamed up to climb GI. He is neither interested in pursuing the 14x8000ers, although before heading for GI; he had previously climbed GII and Broad Peak)
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Kazuya Hiraide and Kei Taniguchi With Col.Manzoor Hussain President Alpine Club of Pakistan
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Kei Taniguchi
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For Spirit of Exploration a golden ice axe was awarded to Kazuya Hiraide and Kei Taniguchi for their first ascent of the 1,800m South East Face of 7,756m Kamet in the Indian Gar
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Japanese Expedition to Diran Peak and Shispare Peak

Posted: Jul 24, 2013 01:32 pm EDT

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(By Karrar Haidri) Updated Aug 8, 2013 05:10 EDT: Japanese Kazuya Hiraide & Ms. Kei Taniguchi have summited Diran Peak, 7257m  Two-members strong Japanese expedition comprising, Mr Hiraide Kazuya and Ms Taniguchi Kei, (Piolets d’Or winners) arrived in Islamabad to attempt to climb the 7,611 meter high Shispare Peak. On June 22 the team was briefed at the Alpine Club of Pakistan by its President, Manzoor Hussain, who was the Pakistani leader of the Joint Pak Japanese Expedition that made the...

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