American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, Nepal, Manaslu Attempt

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  • Publication Year: 1972

Manaslu Attempt. A South Korean expedition was led by Kim Ho Sup. They attempted the northeast side, by which the Japanese had made the first ascent in 1956. As the leader, his brother Kim Ki Sup and three Sherpas were making a summit attempt, Kim Ki Sup fell 100 feet into a crevasse at 25,000 feet and was killed. The attempt was immediately given up.

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