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Asia, Nepal, Gangapurna Attempt

Gangapurna Attempt. Four Austrians led by Reinhold Amann failed in the pre-monsoon period to climb the east ridge of Gangapurna (7455 meters, 24,458 feet), which they hoped to reach from the south. They originally hoped to climb the west ridge but even from Base Camp conditions looked too dangerous. Heavy snowfall caused a powder-snow avalanche to destroy Camp III, though the two occupants of the camp escaped unharmed. Continuing snowfall led the expedition to give up two days later.

Michael J. Cheney, Himalayan Club, and Elizabeth Hawley