Asia, Nepal, Dhaulagiri

Publication Year: 1956.

Dhaulagiri. The fourth attempt to climb 26,795-foot Dhaulagiri ended in failure again this year when a party of five Germans and four Swiss under the leadership of Martin Meier of Munich were thwarted by bad weather and heavy snow. They are said to have established five camps along the Swiss-Argentine route, but details are lacking. Reports of the highest point reached conflict and vary from 23,625 feet to nearly 26,000 feet. The expedition food was of an unusual kind—entirely vegetarian.