KATMANDU (Kyodo) Five Japanese climbers, including a woman, are among 600 climbers attempting to make it to the top of the world this spring.

The Japanese left Katmandu last week and are currently in Tengboche base camp acclimatizing to the altitude, according to the expedition’s organizer, Mountain Experience. They are Hiroyuki Kuraoka, 48, Shinji Tamura, 43, Shokichi Saito, 55, Kiyomi Takiguchi, 61, and Takenori Yoshida, 61.

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