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Asia, India—Garhwal, Mrigthuni, South Face Attempt

Mrigthuni, South Face Attempt. Our group was composed of Joaquin Susino, Teodoro Galán, Angel Sánchez, Jordi Plana and me. In September we approached from Bavari over the Dakuri Pass and up the Sundard- hunga valley to place Base Camp at 12,800 feet at Sukhram. Camp I was on the Mrigthuni Glacier at 14,925 feet and Camp II at 16,900 feet at the foot of the difficulties. Unfortunately on the day we began the real attack on the mountain a fresh snow avalanche dragged me off as I was placing a piton in a rock gully. I fell 90 feet and hurt my back. We therefore abandoned our attempt on 22,490-foot Mrigthuni.

José Miguel Cuevas, Spain