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Mountaineer to document unknown climbing routes


By  Unsigned,   Tuesday, 25 March 2008

Mount Kinabalu

A Japanese mountaineer is to tell the world about previously unknown climbing routes on Mount Kinabalu, south-east Asia's highest summit.

Tsutsumi Nobuowho, who first scaled the Malaysian peak in the 1970s, did not name or document the routes he took three decades ago.

But he is back in Mount Kinabalu to retrace his steps in order to reproduce the route on paper for other mountain climbers, reports Bernama.com.

"I am very happy to be here again. Mount Kinabalu has a lot of potential to attract rock climbers all over the world," he told reporters.

"However, its potentials were not fully documented."

Mr Nobuowho, who has also climbed Mount Everest and is president of the Rope Rescue Association of Japan, will name the routes and compile them in a document.

Mount Kinabalu is located in Kinabalu National Park. Its summit is 4,095 metres above sea level.