American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Baruntse, Tragedy

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  • Publication Year: 1981

Baruntse Tragedy. Three Frenchmen attempted or climbed Baruntse by the north ridge from the west. One of the three left the expedition early, having received minor injuries in a fall. Julien Graux and Phillipe Grézat climbed high on the north ridge and apparently fell to their deaths on April 27. (See above.)

Michael J. Cheney, Himalayan Club

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