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Asia, Afghanistan, Polish Expeditions in the Hindu Kush

Polish Expeditions in the Hindu Kush. There were in 1977 some 22 Polish expeditions in the Hindu Kush with 180 members. They achieved much in the way of climbing and science. The greatest problem now is the requirement to spend $20 (US) per man/day. The Polish expeditions could stay for only three weeks each, with a special arrangement of paying only $130 per person for the period. There was one death on the western side of Kohe Nadir Shah. The most important climbs were the central buttress of the northeast face of Kohe Shakhaur, the northeast face of Kohe Bandaka,1 the north face of Kohe Mandaras1 and the north face of Kohe Uparisina.

1These two climbs are described above. The others appear below.