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Who is ACKU?

The Alpine Club of Kobe University (ACKU) is the organization that consists of the graduates and persons involved in the activities of ACKU. ACKU was founded in 1915 and organized many overseas expeditions. In 1958, the Patagonia Scientific Expedition was sent to the north Patagonia Ice Field and they made the first ascent of Cerro Arenales 3437m. The club has been continuing to organize expeditions that aim to unknown mountain areas of the world till today.


History of the overseas expeditions

1915 The Alpine Club of Kobe University was founded.

1934 The First Expedition to Taiwan led by Mr. Kaoru Tanaka

1936 The Second Expedition to Taiwan led by Mr. Kaoru Tanaka

1958 Chile and Japan Joint Expedition to Patagonia led by Mr. Kaoru Tanaka and Mr. Masataka Takagi
The first ascent of Mt. Arenales 3437m

1960 Chile and Japan Joint Expedition to the Central Andes led by Mr.Naoyuki Ohta
The first ascent of Cerro Kobe 5008m

1963 Scientific Expedition to Taiwan, Gyoku-Zan  

1963 Bolivia Andes Scientific Expedition led by Mr. Kenji Kanai  

1968 Canada Yukon Scientific Expedition led by Mr. Satoshi Nakanishi 

1970 Atakama High Land Expedition. Mr. Yoshihiro Kanai Joined.

1974 The First Karakoram Expedition to Sherpi Kangri led by Toshiho Tanaka

1976 The Second Karakoram Expedition to Sherpi Kangri led by Mr. Kazumasa Hirai
The first ascent of Sherpi kangri 7380m

1980 The reconnaissance party to the Karakorum, Rimo Mtns. led by Mr.Shoichirou Nakagawa
Mr. Takashi Migita was lost in the crevasse of Lolofond Glacier.

1983 Nepal Hinalay, Pharchamo 6282m trial led by Mr. Hiroshi Hasagawa

1985 Kula Kangri reconnaissance led by Mr. Shunji Ogata
1986 Tibet Scientific Expedition led by Mr. Kazumasa Hira
The first ascent of Kula Kangri 7554m

1988 Kobe University and China Univeersity of Geosciences(Wuhan) Joint Climbing to Que-er Shan led by Mr. Hirokazu Kitaguchi
The first ascebt of Que-er Shan 6168m

1991 Kyoto University Meirigkawagarbo Expedition

   ACKU sent Mr. Naotake Funahara  and he was lost in an avalanche 

2002 Ruoni (kangri Garpo Mountains) reconnaissance led by Mr. Hirokazu Kitaguchi
2003 Ruoni Expedition led by Mr. Kazumasa Hirai
2007 Kangri Garpo Mtns; Ata Glacier 3 Sisters, reconnaissance led by Takeru Yamada
2009 Kangri Garpo Mtns; led by Tatsuo Inoue ,
The first ascent of Lopchin Feng 6805m

Ready to attack;
Mt. Steele 5071m ; Canada Yukon Expedition 1968

Summit view after the first ascent of Kula Kangri 7554m, Tibet, 1985



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