American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, Nepal, Dhaulagiri IV Attempt

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  • Publication Year: 1974

Dhaulagiri IV Attempt. A British expedition led by Anthony P. Johnson was composed of nine members. They were trying this very difficult peak from the south via Kangban Khola, the route attempted by the disastrous Austrian expedition of 1969. Various delays kept them from getting to Base Camp before mid-October. The expedition was abandoned on November 20 when Alan Dewison was killed in a fall of 1500 feet when he and Johnson were descending after trying to establish Camp IX. On November 23 Sherpa Kancha was killed by an avalanche between Camp I and Base Camp as the expedition was withdrawing from the mountain.

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