Putha Hiunchuli (Dhaulagiri VII), 1978. In the post-monsoon season of 1978 Our German Alpine Club made the fourth ascent of Putha Hiunchuli (23,774 feet) by the south ridge of the south face. This route had been climbed twice before in the spring and fall of 1972 by Japanese. I was leader of the first group and Fritz Zintl of the second. The following members of Group I reached the summit on October 8 and 12, 1978: Martin Anwander, Dieter Hoetzl, Herbert Kaestler, Heinz Kobler, Franz Neubauer, Lothar Reiser, Max Stueckl, Peter Vogler, Theo Zunterer and I and Sherpas Ang Choppal, Ang Pasang and Nga Temba. The second group had the following on the summit on October 19: Ludwig Huber, Wolfgang Lutz, Wilhelm Odenthal, Gerhard Schaeuble, Udo Zehetleitner, Frau Angela Zintl and Fritz Zintl.
Günter Sturm, Deutscher Alpenverein