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Asia, Pakistani-Afghan Frontier, Attempt on Kohe Langar

Attempt on Kohe Langar. A French group led by Denis Van De Velde in which D. Charron took part was interested in peaks in the Shar Shkhawr (formerly Langar) valley. The undersigned was able to give them details of the successful German expedition of D. von Dobeneck. The French managed to climb the difficult west ridge to the foresummit of c. 20,175 feet. (Similarly, the Germans had to battle the weather and after a stormy bivouac only Otto Huber was still fit to forge his way to the main and southeast summits of the Langar group.) In 1970 the French also had to bivouac in a snowstorm. Deep snow prevented any further progress along the snow plateaus of the frontier ridge.

adolf Diemberger, österreichischer Alpenklub