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Asia, Nepal, Baruntse

Baruntse. A commercial expedition of the German Alpine Club’s Mountain and Ski School of 16 climbers was led by Günther Härter. They climbed the normal southeast ridge. They made two camps above Base Camp. On three successive days 11 Europeans and three Sherpas got to the summit: Austrians Walter Larcher, Peter Konzert, Klaus Gürtler, German Härter and Sherpas Lobsang Lama, Dawa Tenzing and Mapa on October 27; Germans Adolf Welsch, Lutz Pfleging, Heinz Dieter Vöglele and Herbert Ziegenhardt and Austrian Thaddäus Dowbenka on October 28; and Germans Rupert Kluge, Ernst Schiebler and Welsch again, Austrian Koschantsky and Nawang Tenzing again on October 29.

Michael J. Cheney, Himalayan Club, and Elizabeth Hawley