American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

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  • Publication Year: 1986

Bhagirathi II. The expedition of me Siegerland Section of the German Alpine Club (DAV) had ten members. Base Camp was at Nandanban at 4450 meters. For Bhagirathi II we established Camps I and II at 5050 and 5800 meters on May 15 and 18. The summit (6512 meters, 21,364 feet) was reached on May 23 by R. Winkelmann, W. Breitenbach and liaison officer J.S. Nayal and on May 26 by F.J. Kummert and B. Patt. The route up the northeast side ascended 55° hard snow and Grade III rock climbing on the summit pyramid. From May 28 to June 2 we reconnoitered routes on Sumeru Parbat (6331 meters, 20,770 feet). The only practicable route led up the north face, but a summit attempt on June 3 had to be given up at 6150 meters because of windslab conditions.

Peter Wüermann, Deutscher Alpenverein

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