Kangchenjunga Attempt. An Australian expedition of five tried to climb Kangchenjunga by the normal route on the southwest face. Leader Michael Groom reached the expedition’s highest point alone on May 13 in a bid to see how high he could get above Camp IV, where two others gave up the summit push which the three were making. Groom got to 8400 meters and turned back when the wind came up and it clouded over. He rejoined Shane Chemello and James van Gelder at Camp IV at 7600 meters. Thus ended the first Australian attempt on Kangchenjunga.
Michael J. Cheney, Himalayan Club, and Elizabeth Hawley