American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, Nepal, Swiss Makalu Attempt

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  • Publication Year: 1988

Swiss Makalu Attempt. Two of the three team members, Daniel Anker and Martin Fischer, reached their high point of 7600 meters on the southeast ridge of Makalu on October 13. After they went back to Base Camp for a rest, they were struck by the blizzard of October 18 to 20. They tried to resume their climb on the 22nd, but the winds were too strong and gave no signs of abating. They abandoned the climb.

Michael J. Cheney, Himalayan Club, and Elizabeth Hawley

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