American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing
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Asia, Nepal, Annapuran II and IV

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  • Publication Year: 1970

Annapurna II and IV. Kazmir Drašlar and Majija Maležic reached the summit of Annapurna II (26,041 feet) for the second ascent after sunset of October 22 from Camp VI at 23,800 feet. The camp was regained only at 2:30 A.M. on the 23rd. (First ascent on May 17, 1960 by R. H. Grant, C. J. Bonington and Ang Nyima.) Camp V, below Annapurna IV, was slightly higher than Camp VI, which was placed at the foot of the final steepness of the west ridge. Bad snow conditions slowed the 1969 party. On October 21 from Camp V Golob, Andlovic and the leader of the Yugoslav expedition, Alex Kunaver, climbed Annapurna IV (24,688 feet), the sixth ascent.

James O. M. Roberts, Alpine Club

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