Ama Dablam Attempt. A British-American expedition led by Englishman William O’Connor had hoped to climb Ama Dablam’s normal route, the south ridge. They were defeated by the heavy snowfall of October 18 to 20. All five members reached the high point of 5700 meters on October 17 and then retreated in the face of the storm. When two members and a Sherpa went back up to this point, where they had placed Camp I, they found not only a destroyed tent but also extremely dangerous snow conditions. It was getting colder too and so they abandoned the climb.
Michael J. Cheney, Himalayan Club, and Elizabeth Hawley