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Asia, Nepal, Ganesh I Attempt

Ganesh I Attempt. Our expedition consisted of Micheline Matile, Christian Meier, André Kohler, Michel and Marie-Rose Geissbuhler, Laurent and Christine Paillard, Patricia Mercier and me. We placed Base Camp on April 20 at 3800 meters on the Song Jung Glacier, southeast of Ganesh I. We had three high camps at 4500, 5100 and 5600 meters on the southeast ridge, established on April 23, May 1 and 2. We had hoped to climb the south ridge higher up. Two members got to 5800 meters on May 3, but we had to abandon the climb on May 6 because of bad weather, heavy snowfall and wind. Above 5700 meters there was a 600-meter-high steep slope with dangerous snow.

Olivier Matile, Club Alpin Suisse