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Asia, Nepal, Pigferago

Pigferago. A light French expedition operated in the Rolwalung Himal, between Gaurisankar and Namche Bazar. The group was led by Robert Sandoz and consisted of Mme. C├ęcile Barbezat, Alain Barbezat, Pierre Girod, Claude Maillard and Maurice Martin. They abandoned their original objective, Chobutse, because of the dangers from falling ice. They then turned to Pigferago (21,720 feet), which was climbed on October 21 by M. Barbezat and the Sherpa Nawang Dorje by the steep and difficult west ridge. They also climbed three other peaks above the Tolam Bau Glacier, none of these first ascents. These were Pimu (20,830 feet) and Parchamo (20,730 feet), both first ascended in 1955 by Davis and Boultbee, and Singkar (20,630 feet), climbed for the first time in 1952 by Shipton, Evans and Gregory and for the second time in 1955 by Gregory and Courtney.