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Asia, Nepal, Numbur Attempt

Numbur Attempt. Seven Spaniards led by Andrés Fernández attempted the southwest ridge of Numbur. Three reached 19,350 feet on October 16 and the next day the team decided to give up the climb. Daily snowfall meant difficult, dangerous snow conditions which in turn required much fixed rope, more than they had taken with them. Time was running out and several members were no longer in good shape.

Michael J. Cheney, Himalayan Club, and Elizabeth Hawley