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Asia, Nepal, Dhaulagiri II Attempt

Dhaulagiri II Attempt. French climbers led by Fran├žois Imbert attempted Dhaulagiri II by a new route, the south ridge. They established four high camps. They reached 22,300 feet on October 19 but gave up because of too much snow which threatened avalanches and slowed progress. One member had hoped to use a hang glider, but this was irreparably broken during the approach march. Two Sherpas suffered frostbite, one seriously, whilst carrying supplies over the French Col from the Kali Gandaki valley.

Michael J. Cheney, Himalayan Club, and Elizabeth Hawley