American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, Nepal, Baruntse Attempt

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  • Publication Year: 1988

Baruntse Attempt. A French expedition led by André Mathis failed to climb the northeast face and north ridge of Baruntse. Still short of the ridge, on October 17 all four members got to 6000 meters, where they had placed Camp II. Then came the big blizzard of October 19 and 20. During the night of the 19th, the two still in Camp II took down the tents that were being buried in continuing snowfall and cleared Camp II. Climbing was finished.

Michael J. Cheney, Himalayan Club, and Elizabeth Hawley

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