American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, Nepal, Himalchuli West Attempt

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  • Publication Year: 1986

Himalchuli West Attempt. Time limitations and almost continuous bad weather forced William Briggs, Michael Daugherty, Richard Davidson, John Sarracino, Roger Siglin and me to abandon the expedition. We established Base Camp at 12,000 feet and Camp I at 15,000 feet. An attempt to reach the rock band leading to the southwest ridge at 18,000 feet was turned back because of heavy snowfall and poor visibility. This was in the post-monsoon.

Ronald G. Palmer, Los Alamos Mountaineers

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