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Asia, Nepal, Makalu Attempt

Makalu Attempt. This five-man expedition from the Netherlands hoped to climb the Yugoslavian route on the south face of Makalu. After establishing three high camps, leader Edewin van Nieuwkerk and Joost Ubbink reached 7600 meters on May 4. Exhaustion from combatting fierce winds and lack of manpower defeated this team.

Michael J. Cheney, Himalayan Club, and Elizabeth Hawley