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Asia, Pakistan, Trango Towers

Trango Towers. Five expeditions climbed on the Trango Towers this season. Three parties attempted a new route on the east face of the Nameless Tower: Pole Wojciech Kurtyka with three Japanese, the American group described in this journal and Frenchmen led by Michel Piola. Germans Helmut M├╝nchenbach, Christoph Krah and Peter Popal attempted a 5900-meter tower adjacent to the Great Trango Tower. They failed 300 meters from the top. Italians including Renzo Vettori, Oscar Piazza and Arnaldo Pinter tried to repeat the Norwegian route on the Great Trango Tower. All were beaten back by bad weather.