Annapurna II Tragedy. A six-man Japanese expedition was attempting to climb the north face of Annapurna II. While descending on April 26 from 22,650-foot Camp IV, the leader Ikuo Tanabe slipped and fell some 50 feet, severely injuring himself. Although another member bivouacked beside him, he died during the night. The expedition was abandoned.
Michael J. Cheney, Himalayan Club