American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, Nepal, Gaurishankar, South Summit

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  • Publication Year: 1984

Gaurishankar, South Summit. A ten-man Yugoslav expedition was led by Slavko Cankar. They climbed the south face to the southwest ridge, where at 21,325 feet they joined Peter Boardman’s route, which they followed to the south summit (7010 meters, 23,000 feet). They made no attempt to go to the main summit. They had three high camps plus a snow cave on the ridge. On November 1 Cankar, Smiljan Smodie and Bojan Sret reached the summit, followed on November 4 by Franc Papevnik and Joze Zupan.

Michael J. Cheney, Himalayan Club, and Elizabeth Hawley

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