Asia, Nepal, Tawoche Attempt

Publication Year: 1988.

Tawoche Attempt. Ten Britons and Americans were led by Scott Mal Duff on a guided climb on the southwest face to the southeast ridge of Tawoche. None of the clients got higher than 6100 meters, but after they left, on October 2 Duff and the other guide, Andy Black, ascended to 6350 meters, about 150 vertical meters below the summit. They did not climb to the top because of dangerous snow slabs. They descended and moved Advance Base for an attempt on the unclimbed east face, but they were forced to give up because of Duff’s ill health.

Michael J. Cheney, Himalayan Club, and Elizabeth Hawley

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