Asia, Nepal, Dhaulagiri Ski Attempt

Publication Year: 1980.

Dhaulagiri Ski Attempt. (See also account immediately above.) The Franco-Swiss expedition led by Sylvain Saudan had been given permission for the northwest ridge but moved onto the northeast ridge, the Spanish route. On the night of May 13 two members died when an avalanche carried away their tent. Whilst the survivors retreated, Sherpa Pemba disappeared; he was the last member of the party and it is presumed that he fell from exhaustion or slipped, but nobody saw what happened.

Michael Cheney, Himalayan Club