American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, Nepal, Rolwaling

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  • Publication Year: 1973

Rolwaling. Franz Ludwig Klement, his wife Annelie, Max Leonhard, Florian Maurer, Ferdinand and Max Pfordte and Harro Storck from Munich entered the Rolwaling valley and on March 14 set up Base Camp above Nangaon at 14,275 feet. Camp I was placed at 16,750 feet, north of Jaluntse. On March 21 Storck solo made the first ascent of Jaluntse (19,390 feet), which was climbed twice more by the group. Camp II was then pitched to the west at 17,650 feet. Three more ascents were made from there: Jalungkang (18,865 feet), on which they unexpectedly found a summit cairn; Zirgokang (18,983 feet); and on March 28 Chadirgo (18,242 feet) by both Klements. From a Camp III, between March 31 and April 2, Leonhard, F. Pfordte and Storck made the first ascent of Kadakomago (19,849 feet) by its difficult northwest face. The group then moved north in the Rolwaling and established a new Camp II at 19,000 feet. Storck and Max Pfordte climbed Singkar (20,544 feet) by its southwest ridge. The Klements had to return from 250 feet below the summit when Frau Klement lost a crampon. They also climbed P 6293 (20,647 feet), a second ascent, by the southwest slope.

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