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Asia, China, Shisha Pangma

Shisha Pangma. Two groups of Trekking International were on Shisha Pangma, the first composed of Italians and Spaniards led by Alberto Re, the other made up of French, Japanese and Austrians guided by Claude Jaccoux. The weather was terrible and there was much snow. It was not possible to get the yaks to 5400 meters and it was hard work to carry the loads. The first group could not climb above 7000 meters though they pitched three camps. The second group had better weather at the end of August and the beginning of September. On September 10, French climbers Eric Escoffier and Xavier Murillo and Japanese Takashi Ozaki got to the top separately. After more bad weather, Frenchman Michel Vincent on September 19 and Austrians Michael Leuprecht and Josef Oberauer on September 20 reached the summit.

Renato Moro, Club Alpino Italiano