American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, Nepal, Dhaulagiri South Face Solo Attempt

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  • Publication Year: 1988

Dhaulagiri South Face Solo Attempt. The unclimbed south face of Dhaulagiri remains unclimbed. Hiroshi Aota made his Base Camp and then Advance Base at the bottom of the glacier at 4300 meters. He then did some acclimatization climbing on P 6620. Eleven days after arriving at Base Camp, he concluded that the face was too dangerous to attempt. Two or three big avalanches and uncounted numbers of smaller ones were coming down the face every day. He thinks that the winter might be a safer time to try this notoriously avalanching face.

Michael J. Cheney, Himalayan Club, and Elizabeth Hawley

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