2016 is the diamond jubilee year, marking the 60th year since Toshio Imanishi, an alumnus of Kyoto University became the first to reach the summit of Manaslu.
Jubilee events and exhibitions will be taking place to celebrate this milestone.
As commemorative event of Mountain Day (Yama-no-hi), AACK is pleased to co-host a photo exhibition about mountains and wildlife of Bhutan.
The main host of the exhibition is Leading Graduate Program in Primatology and Wildlife Science, Kyoto University (PWS).
Dr Jiro Tanaka received Life Time Achievement Award of the International Society for Hunter Gatherer Research at
11th Conference on Hunting and Gathering Societies (CHAGS XI), 7-11 September 2015, Vienna.
Kyoto University Bhutan Mission 2015, formed of 10 students from Kyoto University Alpine Club (KUAC) and AACK,
enjoyed the "Snow-man trek", and have safely returned in Japan. They have a meeting to share the feeling of this fruitful trip.
Minoru Matsuo (1936.7.4 - 2015.5.9) passed away.
Prof. Matsuo passed away in May 9th 2015 at the age of 78.
He was the leader of the Kyoto University Bhutan Expedition 1969,
that was under the supervision of the general leader, the late Prof Takeo
The party arrived Bhutan in September 1969 and stayed till February 1970.
The members took the clear photo of Gangkhar Puensum (7570m),
the highest mountanin of Bhutan.
Prof. Matsuo later turned to become the president of Nagoya University.
It is one of the best national universities of Japan and is known to have
produced 6 Nobel Prize winners.
There was a remembrance event of Prof Matsuo
that was held in Nagoya in September 17 2015.
AACK co-hosted photo exhibitions titled "Mountains and Wildlife in Yunnan China: snowy mountains and the snub-nosed monkeys" from November 2014 to January 2015.
A wide variety of exhibits - aerial shoots of Meili-Xueshan, Yunnan snub-nosed monkeys, magnificent Kawagebo and Metsumo Peak - captivated over 500 visitors.