Dhaulagiri II Attempt. A French expedition of four had hoped to make a ski descent of Dhaulagiri II. They say they were actually on the northwest ridge, although they approached from the south and east. Leader Benoît Chamoux and Georges Sichap reached 6800 meters on October 5. The expedition then failed because none of the members was well acclimatized. They made a second attempt but this time three members reached only 5200 meters. No skiing was possible.
Michael J. Cheney, Himalayan Club, and Elizabeth Hawley