American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, Nepal, Gyachung Kang Tragedy

  • Climbs And Expeditions
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  • Publication Year: 1989

Gyachung Kang Tragedy. Eight Japanese from Fukuoka University and three Nepalese, attempting to climb Gyachung Kang by its southwest buttress, were led by Mitsui Uematsu. On October 17, Shinichi Baba was returning from Camp IV at 6400 meters. He plunged 900 meters to his death. The expedition was called off.

Kamal K. Guha, Editor, Himavanta, India

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