American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, Pakistan, Nanga Parbat, Rupal Face Attempt

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  • Publication Year: 1965

Nanga Parbat, Rupal Face Attempt. Dr. Karl Herrligkoffer’s German expedition returned in the late winter to the face which had been reconnoitered in 1963. (A.A.J., 1964, 14:1, p. 232.) After their arrival on February 28, they had bad weather nearly all the month of March. An avalanche swept off four of them, but without injury. Although they placed Camp I at 15,000 feet and Camp II at 17,400 feet, they reached no higher than 19,000 feet. The final straw, resulting from friction with their Pakistani liaison officer, was withdrawal of the expedition’s permission by the government.

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