American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, Nepal, Kangtega Attempt

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  • Publication Year: 1980

Kangtega Attempt. This British expedition was made up of Rab Carrington, Alan Rouse and Brian Hall. They attempted to climb Kangtega (22,340 feet) by the northwest ridge, up a short icefall to a rock buttress leading to a long summit ridge. On the first attempt on September 25 they bivouacked at 20,000 feet but bad weather and snowfall forced them back. A second attempt started on the 29th but again bad weather forced them to return to Base Camp. Since Rouse and Hall were to join Doug Scott on Nuptse, they made no further attempts.

Michael J. Cheney, Himalayan Club

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