Annapurna III Attempt and Tragedy. An Italian expedition led by Maurizio Maggi was called off immediately after the death of Massimo Caslino, who was struck by a falling sérac on September 26. He fell about 350 meters and his body was found the next morning. The team’s highest point was 6500 meters, the proposed site for their third and last camp. This was reached on September 25 by Battista Scanebessi. They were on the southwest ridge, a route not previously attempted.
Michael J. Cheney, Himalayan Club, and Elizabeth Hawley