American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, Nepal, Numbur Attempt

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  • Publication Year: 1980

Numbur Attempt. Five Norwegians, led by Arne Naess, attempted to climb Numbur (22,815 feet) by its southwest ridge. The expedition was delayed when Aeroflot took over three weeks to fly their equipment from Oslo to Kathmandu. All members got to 19,850 feet on October 29 but they gave up due to dangerous snow conditions, avalanche danger and bad weather.

Michael J. Cheney, Himalayan Club

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