American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, Nepal, Kang Guru Attempt and Tragedy

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  • Publication Year: 1986

Kang Guru Attempt and Tragedy. Five Austrians and a German led by Norbert Raich hoped to climb Kang Guru by its southwest ridge. The high point was reached on October 22 by Raich, three members and two Sherpas. The next morning the German, Berndt Arenz, fell while just outside his tent at 5500 meters and died the next day from his injuries. The climbing was abandoned because of the accident and the effort needed to get him down.

Michael J. Cheney, Himalayan Club, and Elizabeth Hawley

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