American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, Nepal, Manaslu Attempt

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  • Publication Year: 1985

Manaslu Attempt. A Swiss-Italian expedition was made up of four Swiss and two Italian climbers and an Italian couple with their seven-year-old daughter. The leader was Cesare Cesa-Bianchi. They attempted the normal northeast face route. Camp V at 7500 meters was the highest point reached. All four Swiss, the Italian leader and his wife and the sirdar were there for the nights of October 22 and 23, but fierce winds forced them to retreat instead of going to the summit.

Michael J. Cheney, Himalayan Club, and Elizabeth Hawley

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