American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, Nepal, Annapurna, South Face Attempt

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  • Publication Year: 1984

Annapurna, South Face Attempt. An expedition of five Yugoslavs and two Italians was led by Andrej Štemfelj. They attempted a new route on the south face of Annapurna between the British and Japanese routes. Warm weather triggered much rockfall. On October 22 Janez Benkovic and Bogdan Bicak reached a high point of 21,000 feet. A rock struck the pack of one of them. Séracs were also falling in the area and so there was no safe route in the vicinity where they were climbing. They decided to stop on October 26.

Michael J. Cheney, Himalayan Club, and Elizabeth Hawley

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