American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, Nepal, Gaurishankar Attempt

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  • Publication Year: 1986

Gaurishankar Attempt. A Korean expedition led by Park Jong-Soo tried to climb Gaurishankar’s southwest ridge and over the south summit to the main summit. During their October climbing period, it snowed on three out of four days. The members finally quit from having worn themselves out breaking trail and carrying loads. The high point reached was 6200 meters on the southwest ridge on October 31 by Lee Jung-Sin and Park Joung-Yun. Lee fell sick. On November 1 they decided to abandon the climb.

Michael J. Cheney, Himalayan Club, and Elizabeth Hawley

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