American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, Nepal, Dorje Lhakpa

  • Climbs And Expeditions
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  • Publication Year: 1986

Karyolung Winter Attempt, 1986. A joint Japanese-Nepalese expedition led by Kim Young-Ho attempted Karyolung by its northeast face. They had two camps above Base Camp. On January 25, 1986 Ko Heung-Lyul and Ang Chir- ing Sherpa reached 6400 meters in a long day’s difficult climb and then turned back. During the descent Ko was hit by a falling sérac which broke his arm. Then heavy snowfall stopped all activity for several days. Various members were out of action from fatigue and illness and the climb was abandoned on January 29.

Michael J. Cheney, Himalayan Club, and Elizabeth Hawley

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