Manaslu, East Ridge Attempt. Five Austrians led by Wilfried Studer attempted to climb the unascended east ridge of Manaslu from the north. They established three high camps. Studer and Manfred Kessler reached 24,275 feet on October 7. Very deep snow, avalanche danger, unstable séracs, tents destroyed in fierce winds at Camp III and limited time available put an end to the climb.
Michael J. Cheney, Himalayan Club, and Elizabeth Hawley