• Kyodo


Mountain climber Hirotaka Takeuchi has become the first Japanese to conquer the world’s 14 highest peaks above 8,000 meters, according to his supporters in Japan.

The 41-year-old professional climber achieved the long-held goal on Saturday by summitting 8,167-meter Dhaulagiri, the world’s seventh-highest mountain, at about 5:30 p.m. Nepal time.

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