American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, Nepal, Annapurna III

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  • Publication Year: 1984

Annapurna III. Five Australians led by Jonathan Chester failed to climb a route on the southwest face of Annapurna III to the west ridge. They had four high camps above Base Camp. On October 22 Chester and three others reached the top of the face at 24,000 feet. Chester and two members bivouacked there, hoping to climb the remaining 800 feet to the summit the next day. On October 23 the winds were so strong that they prevented any upward progress. A severe snowstorm came. The other two were frostbitten during the descent.

Michael J. Cheney, Himalayan Club, and Elizabeth Hawley

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