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Asia, Nepal, Annapurna Attempt and Tragedy

Annapurna Attempt and Tragedy. An eight-man Japanese team on the normal route on Annapurna was led by Akihiko Mori. In September 29, after dumping loads at 5900 meters, Mori was returning to Camp I with Tsuyoshi Ono and Ang Dawa Sherpa. They were swept away by an avalanche only 20 minutes above camp. Ono had a providential escape and he bivouacked in the snow. The next day, he arrived at the camp of another expedition and informed them of the accident. Members and Sherpas searched for the two bodies in vain until October 1.

Kamal K. Guha, Editor, Himavanta, India