American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, Pakistan, Tirich Mir West III

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  • Publication Year: 1975

Tirich Mir West III. Swiss made the second ascent of Tirich Mir West III (c. 7400 meters or 24,279 feet), following shortly after French climbers, whose fixed ropes permitted a rapid ascent up the steep, difficult route. Base Camp was set up on July 27 at 15,100 feet. Camps I, II and III were at 16,750, 19,675 and 22,300 feet. On August 6 Alois Strickler and Walter Annen got to the summit, followed on August 11 by Eugen Reiser and Alphons Voit. Meanwhile Werner Fritsch, Max Grubser and Sherpa Ang Phu climbed 22,556-foot Irg Zom, not a first ascent.

Max Eiselin, Schweizer Alpen Club

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