American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, Nepal, Saipal Attempt

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  • Publication Year: 1988

Saipal Attempt. On October 24, Austrians Franz Kröll, Fritz Mross and Ang Chhepal Sherpa reached 6630 meters on the west ridge of Saipal, at a point called “Firnkopf” by Austrians in 1954. They then turned back. They estimated it would have taken them two weeks more to reach Saipal’s summit.

Michael J. Cheney, Himalayan Club, and Elizabeth Hawley

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