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Asia, Nepal, Dhaulagiri Attempt

Dhaulagiri Attempt. A nine-man Japanese expedition led by Masakatsu Nakamura attempted the normal northeast ridge of Dhaulagiri. Strong winds and deep soft snow defeated the first summit attack on May 10 when Haruo Mizukoshi, Seiichi Sekiya, Ang Phurba Sherpa and Kunga Sherpa got to 7955 meters from Camp V. Another summit party, moving up behind the first, did not go higher than Camp IV because a storm was approaching on May 11 that could mean a long spell of bad weather. Food and fuel were running out and so they decided to abandon the climb.

Michael J. Cheney, Himalayan Club, and Elizabeth Hawley