Pumori Southwest-Ridge Attempt. One member became seriously ill from high altitude and never reached Base Camp. The other four, New Zealanders John Roberts, leader, and Kevin Conaglen, Australian Stephen Macdonald and American Keith Swenson all reached their high point, 6550 meters, between October 24 and 26. They then abandoned the climb because they were exhausted. Viewing the climb with hindsight, they feel they should have done a rapid alpine-style ascent instead of fixing 900 meters of rope on their route.
Michael J. Cheney, Himalayan Club, and Elizabeth Hawley