American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, Pakistan, Chiring Attempt and Tragedy

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  • Publication Year: 1987

Chiring Attempt and Tragedy. A Japanese expedition led by T. Shigetani established Base Camp at 4460 meters on the Chiring Glacier on June 3. Camps I and II were placed at 5050 and 5560 meters. On June 25 H. Kanda was killed when he fell into a crevasse below Camp I. The expedition was abandoned. Chiring is 7090 meters or 23,262 feet.

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