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Asia, Tibet, Shisha Pangma

Shisha Pangma. New Zealanders Steve Bruce and Dick Price reached the summit of Shisha Pangma by the standard route on May 16, followed on May 20 by leader Mike Perry and Mark Whetu, who descended on skis. The latter is a Maori. A nine-man Austro-Swiss expedition, organized by Hanns Schell and led by Stefan W├Âmer, climbed the standard route. The lower central summit was reached by Swiss Alfred Meyer and West Germans Otto Huber, Klaus Solbach and Peter Blank. Poles Wanda Rutkiewicz and Ryszard Warecki, Mexicans Elsa Avila and Carlos Carsolio and Ecuadorian Ramiro Navarrete, all members of a Polish expedition, got to the main summit. A seven-man commercial expedition led by Oreste Forno abandoned its attempt on the standard route on September 10 after having reached Camp I at 6400 meters in bad weather with huge accumulations of snow.

Xavier Eguskitza, Pyrenaica, Bilbao, Spain