American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, Nepal, Ganesh II Attempt

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  • Publication Year: 1987

Ganesh II Attempt. A six-man Korean expedition led by Park Jong-Tae hoped to climb Ganesh II by its west ridge from the south face of Ganesh IV, the same route attempted unsuccessfully by Swiss in the autumn of 1984. The high point of 6600 meters was reached on May 10 by deputy leader Park Chung-Sang and Choi Ok-Rim. The climb was then abandoned. By now Park had injured his leg, one of their two climbing Sherpas had broken his leg and two other members were out of action from injuries received from falling séracs. For most of their climbing period, the weather was bad with low clouds obscuring the route and frequent snowfall.

Michael J. Cheney, Himalayan Club, and Elizabeth Hawley

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