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Asia, Pakistan, Tirich Mir

Tirich Mir. Two expeditions attempted Tirich Mir (25,267 feet) last summer. First, the German Fritz Stammberger, climbing alone, established a series of camps and had reached possibly 20,000 feet when he was caught in an avalanche from which he emerged with minor head and face injuries. Upon his return to Base Camp, he fortunately met with the incoming American party of Felix Knauth, Peter Newell and Bill Bartlett, M.D., from whom he received treatment. The Americans used three weeks and a half dozen excellent local porters to establish camps to 20,000 feet by a different route. At their highest camp at 21,500 feet, five days of snow pinned them down and the consequent severe avalanche danger forced retreat.

Felix k. Knauth