American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, Nepal, Churen Himal East Peak Attempt

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  • Publication Year: 1988

Churen Himal East Peak Attempt. An eight-man Korean expedition led by Do Chang-Ho attempted to climb the east peak of Churen Himal by its southeast ridge but they found the final summit ridge too difficult. It was very sharp, knife edged, steep ice. By the time they got there, the weather was deteriorating again and the climbers were tired, having been on the mountain for a month. Their highest point was 7200 meters gained on May 11 by Kim Eun-Chang and Dawa Wangchu Sherpa.

Michael J. Cheney, Himalayan Club, and Elizabeth Hawley

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