American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, China, Shisha Pangma, Second Ascent

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  • Publication Year: 1981

Shisha Pangma, Second Ascent. An expedition of the German Alpine Club’s Mountain and Ski School was led by Dr. Manfred Abelein and Günter Sturm and further composed of Manfred Sturm, Fritz Zintl, Michael Dacher, Otto Wiedemann, Sigfried Hupfauer, Dr. Wolfgang Schaffert and Erich Reismüller. They followed the Chinese first-ascent route up the northeast buttress. On May 7 Dacher, Schaffert, G. Sturm and Zintl reached the summit (8046 meters, 26,398 feet). On May 12 Hupfauer and M. Sturm climbed to the top. Dacher, G. Sturm and Zintl made an attempt on the steep, difficult north face, but got only to 24,600 feet when they ran out of time. On May 16 a 7150-meter (23,458-foot) peak west of Shisha Pangma was climbed and descended on skis via its north slope.

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