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A fair-weather friend on Denali

...probably so hypothermic they couldn't hold on anymore." Okura chose the spot where his friends fell in 1989, and where Naomi Uemura, one of Japan's most famous adventurers, vanished during the first solo winter climb in February 1984, to install...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/071706/sta_20060717008.shtml
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Conquering Mt. McKinley

...attempt the summit each year but only about half make it. Ninety-two climbers have died, including Japanese explorer Naomi Uemura, who in 1984 became the first person to solo summit in winter. He disappeared on the way down, probably blown off...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/071402/sta_climbers.shtml
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Juneau Empire Online Archive Local News: Japanese climber tries solo ascent of McKinley 2/17/98

... ANCHORAGE - A Japanese mountaineer is trying to make the first solo winter ascent by someone from his country since Naomi Uemura's historic but fatal climb 14 years ago. Masatoshi Kuriaki, described as a prudent, meticulous climber with...

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Juneau Empire Online Archive Local News: Japanese man finishes solo McKinley ascent 3/15/98

...sake - and because he has closed a chapter in the mountain's history. A countryman, the great solo adventurer Naomi Uemura, reached the top in February 1984, but vanished on the way down. That event threw Japan into mourning, said veteran...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/031598/kuriaki.html
Fairbanks welcomes Japanese tourists

...Tsuchiya is eager to lay eyes on the very mountain that claimed the life of storied Japanese adventurer and national hero Naomi Uemura in 1984 during a winter solo ascent. Also on his Alaska list are a dog-mushing adventure through the woods and a...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/122908/sta_372017733.shtml
Japanese climbers perish at higher rate on Mount McKinley

...bodies still on the mountain, Yamada and Inoue share their icy tomb with one of Japan's most beloved adventurers, Naomi Uemura, whose 1984 death at age 44 is perhaps the most famous fatality in McKinley history. A national hero in Japan, Uemera...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061008/sta_288713156.shtml
Search for missing balloonist could go on for several weeks

...first balloonist to fly over the Himalayas in October 2000, the newspaper reported. For that effort, he was given the Naomi Uemura Adventure Prize, named for the climber who disappeared on Mount McKinley in 1984. Kanda planned his latest adventure...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/020508/sta_243946950.shtml
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