Makalu Attempt. A French expedition of ten was led by Raymond Renaud to Makalu’s northwest side. Sherpas Sirdar Lhakpa Norbu and Pasang Dawa reached the expedition’s high point of 8300 meters on October 13 and were turned back by strong, cold winds. The winds continued for the next several days and the expedition was abandoned. A Gurung wood-cutter and kitchen helper died during the expedition.
Michael J. Cheney, Himalayan Club, and Elizabeth Hawley