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Asia, Nepal, Annapurna Dakshin, Winter Attempt 1984-5

Annapurna Dakshin, Winter Attempt, 1984-5. Three Japanese, led by Nobuaki Miyano, attempted Annapurna Dakshin (Annapurna South) by its west ridge. This first winter ascent did not succeed. They reached a high point of 6300 meters on January 6 and then gave up. A hanging glacier just below the proposed site for Camp III would have required a lengthy route around it. Food supplies were running low. One member lost his pack when he fell into a crevasse. Cold winds were very strong.

Michael J. Cheney, Himalayan Club, and Elizabeth Hawley