American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, Nepal, Churen Himal

  • Climbs And Expeditions
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  • Publication Year: 1970

Churen Himal. An Italian Expedition led by Paolo Consiglio and composed of Franco Alletto, Carlo Claus, Ignazio Piussi, Aldo Gross, Sergio Bellini, Claudio Dal Bosco, Piergiorgio Franzina, Giorgio Giacomelli and Vincenzo Monti failed to climb Churen Himal (24,184 feet). From Pokhara the approach through Gurjakhani and Ghustung Khola took them two weeks. After reconnaissance of the east and west ridges, they attacked the southern spur, which offered difficult rock. They had high winds. Camp III was established on October 24 at 18,150 feet. The highest camp (Camp V) was at 20,850 feet on the west ridge, which rises from the col between Putho Hiunchuli and Churen Himal. The attempt was given up on November 13 at 21,600 feet.

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