American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, Nepal, Kangchungtse (Makalu II) Attempt

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  • Publication Year: 1987

Kangchungtse (Makalu II) Attempt. A 7-man Israeli team was led by Doron Erel. They got to 7400 meters at Makalu La via the normal route on October 13 a month after they had started. Strong winds drove them down and the climbers were too tired to mount another push for the summit. Three of the four who had gone to Makalu La had mild frostbite. The four who got to the high point were leader Erel, Dan Bolotin, Itzhak Siegler and Tony Zamir.

Michael J. Cheney, Himalayan Club, and Elizabeth Hawley

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