American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, Nepal, Dhaulagiri Attempt

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  • Publication Year: 1987

Dhaulagiri Attempt. Five French climbers led by James Merel climbed only to 6100 meters on Dhaulagiri’s normal northeast-ridge route. They had frequent heavy snowfall. All five members and one Sherpa reached the high point on October 5 and then abandoned the climb since they felt they had no chance to reach the summit.

Michael J. Cheney, Himalayan Club, and Elizabeth Hawley

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