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Asia, Nepal, Pumori Attempt

Pumori Attempt. Five Italians led by Toni Klingendrath hoped to climb Pumori alpine-style. They first tried the southeast face direct and in mid-October placed a camp at 19,200 feet. Then three members left for home. Klingendrath and Roberto Giberna attempted a spur on the east face. On October 25 they were hit by an avalanche at 21,650 feet in which Giberna was hurt, putting an end to their climbing.

Michael J. Cheney, Himalayan Club