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Europe, Austria, Caucasus, Swabian Caucasus Expedition, 1936

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  • Publication Year: 1937

Swabian Caucasus Expedition, 1936. Two Stuttgart climbers, Fritz Schäfer and Hans Schweizer, did several climbs in the central Caucasus from a camp near the Stuluwzik Pass above Dop- pakh Glacier.

Sugantau was climbed by the S. ridge on July 19th. Sugan- bash was climbed on July 21st by way of the col between it and Doppakhtau and its S. W. face. The descent was accomplished by way of the W. ridge and the S. face. Tatuinbash was climbed from a camp at the foot of the Khrumkol Glacier by way of Kolkaia Pass. Shkara was climbed on August 5th by the “Trapez” route to the S. E. ridge where a traverse to the E. ridge was made because of the bad weather. The E. summit was reached on August 6th and the descent to the Austrian camp on the Bezingi Glacier made on the 7th.

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