Only for use by Easy Going Scans.
Starting here, Sakamoto did one chapter a month, all being extra-long. For the last four chapters, 167-170.
As are they the most dramatic chapters.
[Kokou no Hito 167 Translation by Kewl0210]
Title: 167th Climb Last Farewell
[What a nice world.]
[Alone and afraid.]
Phone: Incoming Call Adachi-sensei
Hana: Would you be quiet?!!!
Timestamp: July 23rd
5100m site base camp
Air temperature -2°C
Guys: We, the Dutch K2 Southeast Ridge Attack Team
somehow made it back to base camp safely.
It looks like we weren't graced by the goddess this time, either...
Guys: K2...... A mountain among mountains. The most beautiful and dangerous mountain.
Because it is an isolated peak, it has unstable weather, steep slopes, and frequent avalanches...
Just how many that have challenged this savage mountain have lost their lives..........?
It would seem that the names of the two brave Japanese that took on the East Face
will be engraved in plates as new editions to the *Gilkey Memorial...
Asterisk: *A memorial at the foot of K2 as a memorial to fallen climbers.
[And back to the dead zone.]
Timestamp: July 23rd
Terrace Midway-Up a Hanging Glacier
Air Temperature -26°C
Buntarou: There's no need to secure my body anymore... ["need" and "anymore" mirrored.]
Buntarou: I need a place... ["a" mirrored.]
where I can get out of the wind... ["of the wind" mirrored.]
Buntarou: It's cold...
Sh... Should I get heat from the jet boiler...?
Anyhow, in another two days... ["another" mirrored.]
no, one day if this snow shower doesn't end, I won't be able to move because of altitude impairments...
Buntarou: I want to live... Even if I'm not aiming upwards
there's no reason to go out of my way to use fire.......... ["no reason" mirrored.]
Buntarou: I'm tired... I've never been this tired before. ["never been" mirrored. Also the text gets more eroded as it goes down.]
c'mon, let's go.
Buntarou: That's right. Today's Rokka's wedding...
[What a nice delusion.]
Buntarou: You sure got big...
Sign: Entrance Ceremony
Sign: College Graduation Ceremony
Rokka: Why did you leave us alone
to go to a mountain covered with cold snow like this?
[Where am I...]
[There's a reason to keep going.]
Kokou no Hito