American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, Nepal, Himalchuli North Tragedy

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  • Publication Year: 1987

Himalchuli North Tragedy. Germans Dr. Wolfgang Weinzierl and Peter Wauer and South Tirolean Günther Einsendle set out for Camp I on October 15, hoping to pitch Camp II on the southwest ridge at 6500 meters. The only survivor, Siegfried Reiter, does not know where they actually pitched Camp II, where they obviously were struck by one of the avalanches that came down the mountain during and following a bad snowstorm from the night of the 15th to the morning of the 17th. Reiter was in Camp I during the storm.

Michael J. Cheney, Himalayan Club, and Elizabeth Hawley

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