Bhrikuti Attempt. An expedition of nine French, a Nepali, a Sherpa and a Tamang were climbing on the Japanese route of the spring of 1982, the west ridge. On April 30, Jean-Yves Ferrand, Pierre Gaillot and Bruno Kriner got to 6250 meters but Ferrand fell into a crevasse. Too much time was consumed getting the injured man out for the other two to continue the one-hour climb to the summit that day. Their tight schedule required them to leave the mountain immediately.
Michael J. Cheney, Himalayan Club, and Elizabeth Hawley