American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, Nepal, Tarke Kang (Glacier Dome)

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  • Publication Year: 1985

Tarke Kang (Glacier Dome). Josef Oberauer led three Austrians, two Germans and an American on a successful climb of Tarke Kang’s normal southwest route. They had four camps above Base Camp. On October 22 Oberauer, Klaus Solbach, Miss Herta Kantner, Werner Masik and Sherpas Ang Nima and Gyalgen reached the summit (7193 meters, 23,600 feet), only ten days after reaching Base Camp. Solbach is German and the others Austrians. Two members became ill at Machhapuchhre Base Camp and left the expedition even before they reached their own Base Camp. So really all the team members reached the summit.

Michael J. Cheney, Himalayan Club, and Elizabeth Hawley

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