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Asia, Nepal, Baruntse Attempt

Baruntse Attempt. Our expedition hoped to climb Baruntse by the normal southeast ridge. We established Base Camp, Camps I and II at 5400, 6100 (on the west col) and 6500 meters. On October 25, Xavier Pignède, Françoise Bouchut, Françoise Goudet, Jean Duffort and I made a summit attempt which stopped at 6950 meters because of bad conditions on the final ridge. Also taking part were Isabelle Cazottes, Philippe Bouchut and Ariane Châtelet.

Gilles Buisson, Club Alpin Français