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Asia, Nepal, Annapurna Attempt

Annapurna Attempt. A New Zealand-Australian-American expedition of four was led by New Zealander Robert Hall. They had got no higher than 5600 meters on the north face of Annapurna and were still establishing their second high camp when, on April 7, Hall fell about ten meters while taking photographs in the Base Camp area. He broke a kneecap and an ankle and suffered deep cuts on both hands. The climb was abandoned.

Michael J. Cheney, Himalayan Club, and Elizabeth Hawley