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EverestHistory.com: Yasuo Kato


Yasuo Kato was the first climber to Summit Everest in three different seasons. Sadly he died coming down on his winter Summit in 1982...

His first summit with Hisahi Ishiguro and Yasuo Kato was the first post-monsoon success on the mountain.

He also reached the summit of Manaslu via the normal route on the NE face on October, 8th, 1997. He was very famous in Japan.

# DATE CLIMBER ROUTE Expedition Leader Nationality
1 October 26, 1973 Yasuo Kato (1) South East Ridge Japanese Michio Yuasa Japanese
2 May 3, 1980 Yasuo Kato (2) North East Ridge Japanese Alpine Club Saburo Matsukata Japanese
3 Dec 27, 1982 (Winter!) Yasuo Kato (3) South East Ridge Japanese Winter Yasuo Kato Japanese

 

 




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