Manaslu Attempt. A French expedition to the east ridge of Manaslu led by Jean Fréhel failed on October 26 at nearly 25,000 feet after Pierre Beghin and Thierry Leroy were badly frostbitten in deep snow. The climb had been planned as a semi-alpine-style climb by two pairs of climbers working in relays. In the event only one pair of climbers operated, the leader fell sick and another member became discouraged by bad personal news. The Sherpas were said to have performed poorly.
Michael Cheney, Himalayan Club