American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, Afghanistan, Noshaq

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  • Publication Year: 1976

Noshaq. We set up our Base Camp at 15,000 feet at the northwest foot of Noshaq. On July 25 the entire team, Charles Brush, James Caruthers, Robert Emrick, Jay Gingrich, Walter Hotchkiss and I climbed Korpusht-e-Yakhi (18,688 feet). On July 30 we placed Camp I at 18,000 feet and on August 3 Camp II at 20,500 feet on Noshaq’s west ridge. High winds prevented our placing Camp III above 21,600 feet. On August 5 Emrick, Ginrich and I reached the Middle Peak (24,275 feet). As Emrick was unable to continue due to exhaustion, the traverse to the main peak was not attempted.

Glenn Porzak

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