Dhaulagiri Attempt. Slovene climbers, Stane Belak and Marjan Kregar, were anxious to complete the route unsuccessfully attempted by them and two others in the autumn. Actually these two Yugoslavs in the pre-monsoon season of 1986 did not climb the east face but crossed over at about 6500 meters to the normal northeast-ridge route. Their high point was 7650 meters, which they reached on May 9. They abandoned their effort on May 30 when it was apparent that constant heavy snowfall made the climb impossible for a two-man, semi-alpine ascent.
Michael J. Cheney, Himalayan Club, and Elizabeth Hawley