American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, Afghanistan, Parshui Valley

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  • Publication Year: 1967

Parshui Valley. The Bavarian Naturfreunde (Nature Friends) expedition of Hans Altheimer, leader, Eugen Bardroff, Ekkehard Otto, Ludwig Rehm and Herbert Ziegenhardt was refused permission to climb in the Wakhan. Therefore they completed the exploration of the Parshui valley in the Munjan region, which a Naturfreunde expedition had begun in 1965. Most of the ascents were in the southeastern part of the valley. They were P 5260 (17,257 feet), P 5270 (17,290 feet), P 5243 (17,202 feet), P 5360 (17,586 feet), P 5491 (18,015 feet), P 5760 (18,900 feet; Elephant Hump, already thrice climbed in 1965), P 5520 (18,111 feet), P 5550 (18,209 feet), P 5606 (18,393 feet), P 5070 (16,634 feet), P 4970 (16,306 feet), P 5320 (17,454 feet), P 5090 (16,700 feet), P 5010 (16,437 feet), P 5644 (18,517 feet), P 5180 (16,995 feet), P 5550 (18,209 feet), and P 5180 (16,995 feet; already climbed in 1965). Views of the steep valleys and towering peaks on the far (western) side of the Munjan region were most interesting. Their photographs will show future climbers fine objectives.

Adolf Diemberger, Österreichischer Alpenklub

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