American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, Nepal, Annapurna Attempt and Tragedy

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  • Publication Year: 1984

Annapurna Attempt and Tragedy. A nine-member South Korean expedition led by An Chang-Yeul attempted Annapurna’s face by the Dutch Rib. They set up Camps I, II and III at 16,050, 17,725 and 20,350 feet on September 1, 5 and 9 respectively. On September 24 an avalanche swept through Camp II killing Chung Yang-Keun and two Nepalese porters, Malla Magar and Tikaram Magar. Kim Chung-Hwan miraculously escaped. Miss Kim Young-Ja and two Sherpas reached the high point of the expedition of 22,000 feet on October 1. They discovered that so much of the team’s supplies had been lost up and down the mountain in avalanches that the climb was abandoned.

Michael J. Cheney, Himalayan Club, and Elizabeth Hawley

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