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Asia, Nepal, Pumori East-Ridge Attempt

Pumori East-Ridge Attempt. This two-man Japanese expedition came to an abrupt end on October 6 when the leader, Mikio Mitsuhata, was searching for the site of Camp II at 6000 meters. He was struck by a snow avalanche and fell 40 meters, fracturing his left leg. The east-ridge route, which they were trying, they think would have been a new route.

Michael J. Cheney, Himalayan Club, and Elizabeth Hawley