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Asia, Nepal, Annapurna IV Attempt

Annapurna IV Attempt. An expedition of three Swiss, two Germans and an Austrian, led by Austrian Harald Navé, got no higher than 5700 meters on the normal route, the northwest ridge and northwest face, of Annapurna IV. Heavy snowfall resulted in severe wind-slab avalanche danger. Navé and the three Swiss, Fridolin Herger, Daniel Schaer and Heinz Inderwildi, reached the expedition’s high point on April 23 and then descended to Base Camp the next morning when a new snowstorm began, thus ending the climb.

Michael J. Cheney, Himalayan Club, and Elizabeth Hawley