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Asia, Nepal, Putha Hiunchuli

Putha Hiunchuli. This expedition was a repeat of last year’s commercial expedition organized and promoted by the German Alpine Club. There were two groups; the first of 14 persons led by Siegfried Hupfauer climbed from October 7 to 27; the second group of 12 led by Pit Schubert climbed from October 22 to November 11. They climbed the south ridge to the south face. On October 19 Trenkle, W. Kiechle, Huber, Rudolf Konrad, Fimmel and Sherpa Pemba reached the top. The next morning Hupfauer and his wife Gabi with Sherpa Ang Dorje got to the summit after a bivouac just below the top. On October 21 Rudolf Allramsreder and for a second time Ang Dorje reached the summit. Three members of the second group climbed to the top on November 3, followed on the 7th by two more and two Sherpas.

Michael J. Cheney, Himalayan Club