American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, Pakistan, Nanga Parbat, Diamir Face

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  • Publication Year: 1983

Nanga Parbat, Diamir Face. A Franco-German-Austrian expedition was led by Pierre Mazaud and composed of Michel Afanassief, Michel Berruex, Raymond Despiau, Kurt Diemberger, Hans Engl, Walter Cecchinel, Hubert Hillmaier and others. They climbed the Kinshofer route on the Diamir face of Nanga Parbat. On July 12 Berruex, Engl and Hillmaier set out with five Hunza porters to establish Camp IV at 23,950 feet. The next morning Hillmaier felt sick and he and Berruex returned, but Engl kept on, reconnoitering on the 13th and reaching the summit, despite miserable weather, on the 14th. He descended safely, still in very bad weather.

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