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Asia, Nepal, Ganesh II Attempt

Ganesh II Attempt. Nine Swiss climbers led by Roland Garin attempted to climb Ganesh II. They wanted to climb the west ridge from the col between Ganesh II and Pabil (Ganesh IV). They placed two camps above Base Camp and planned a Camp III at 6700 meters, but they never reached that site. Garin, Frédéric Cochard, Michael Faure and Sirdar Ang Phuri Lama got to 6400 meters on October 7. Then bad weather set in with heavy snowfall and high winds for a week, destroying tents. Time ran out and they abandoned the climb on October 15.

Michael J. Cheney, Himalayan Club, and Elizabeth Hawley