American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, Afghanistan, Rakhuy Group, Kwaja Muhammad Range

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  • Publication Year: 1965

Rakhuy Group, Kwaja Muhammad Range. A group from Munich left Warsay with a pack train on July 3 for the Rakhuy group, where they set up Base Camp on the 13th. From July 15 to August 8 they climbed 17 peaks, of which 14 were over 5000 meters (16,404 feet). The highest peak measured 18,440 feet by aneroid. On August 12 they established a camp in the Seab valley, where the porters fell upon and murdered Erwin Rinkl and Walter Straass. The leader Ernst Haase and his brother Wolfgang escaped.

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