• Short Summary

    A TEAM OF JAPANESE MOUNTAINEERS HAS BEGUN AN ASCENT OF MOUNT KENYA, ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT MOUNTAINS FOR CLIMBERS IN AFRICA.

  • Description

    A TEAM OF JAPANESE MOUNTAINEERS HAS BEGUN AN ASCENT OF MOUNT KENYA, ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT MOUNTAINS FOR CLIMBERS IN AFRICA.

    THE JAPANESE CLIMBERS, THIRTEEN IN ALL, ARE FROM THE MOUNTAIN CLUB OF JAPAN, AND ARE MAKING A GOODWILL VISIT TO VARIOUS COUNTRIES IN AFRICA.

    MOUNT KENYA, OF ALMOST 18-THOUSAND FEET (5,400 METRES), IS THE SECOND HIGHEST MOUNTAIN IN AFRICA.

    THE JAPANESE ATTEMPT WILL TAKE UNTIL MONDAY. THE TEAM HOPES TO REACH ITS BASE CAMP ON SUNDAY NIGHT.

    IN THE INITIAL CLIMB TO THE FOOTHILLS OF MOUNT KENYA THE JAPANESE MOUNTAINEERS USED LOCAL ANIMALS KNOWN AS ZULES TO CARRY THEIR PACKS. ZULES, ANIMALS BRED FROM ZEBRAS AND HORSES, CAN CARRY FIVE TIMES AS MUCH AS A MAN.

    MOUNT KENYA IS SNOW COVERED THROUGHOUT THE YEAR, ALTHOUGH THE EQUATOR PASSES ACROSS IT.

    THE JAPANESE MOUNTAINEERS ARE LED BY MR.T. UEKI. THE TEAM HAS ALREADY CLIMBED MOUNT ELGON, ALSO IN KENYA, AND RAS DASHAN, OF 14-THOUSAND FEET (4,200 METRES), THE HIGHEST MOUNTAIN IN ETHIOPIA.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2RVIE4VKML92GZMS44L2KUQ2C
    Media URN:
    VLVA2RVIE4VKML92GZMS44L2KUQ2C
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/07/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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