American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing
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Asia, Pakistan, Nanga Parbat

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  • Publication Year: 1951

Nanga Parbat. Two men were lost and the third suffered frostbite during an abortive attempt by three Englishmen to climb Nanga Parbat in December 1950. Full details are lacking, but The Listener quotes the survivor, Richard Marsh, as stating, “The temperature hovered around the zero mark, and after a week I was suffering from frostbite and had to return to base camp. I left my two companions at 16,000 feet. They said they were going to see how far they could go without taking any big risks … On December 1 I watched them pitching their tent at a height of about 18,000 feet … Then a blizzard came down, and when it cleared there was no sign of the tent …"

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