American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, Nepal, Manaslu Attempt

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  • Publication Year: 1979

Manaslu Attempt. The leader of a Japanese expedition, Seiji Shimizu, and Yasuo Kato failed in their attempt to climb the first-ascent route on Manaslu (26,760 feet), the northeast face. Their highest point reached on October 7 was about 26,250 feet, but they could not go on because of very deep snow on the climb itself and delays and shortages of food caused by difficult supply.

Michael J. Cheney, Himalayan Club

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