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Asia, Nepal, Ama Dablam

Ama Dablam. Tragedy struck the British party led by J. H. Emlyn Jones just as it seemed as if they would successfully make the first ascent of incredibly difficult Ama Dablam (22,500 feet). The group had climbed the hardest part of the northeast ridge, largely through the efforts of Michael J. Harris and George J. Fraser. On May 21 this pair left their high camp at about 21,000 feet, and while the others watched, climbed a large ice tower across which they had already cut steps the day before. They disappeared from view towards the easier summit slopes never to be seen again. Other members of the party were Mrs. Nea Morin, F. S. Jackson and E. A. Wrangham.