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Asia, Nepal, Annapurna Winter Attempt

Annapurna Winter Attempt. Two Japanese climbers, Yoshitomi Okura and Masaaki Kukushima, found in their attempt on the French 1950 route on Annapurna that climbing alone without a fixed rope was more than they could manage on difficult ground swept clear of snow, leaving very hard ice, and punctuated by several dozen big crevasses. They gave up the attempt on December 5 at 6100 meters.

Michael J. Cheney, Himalayan Club, and Elizabeth Hawley