Annapurna Ascent and Tragedy. An expedition of 14 Czechoslovaks and an Italian led by Petr Schnabl climbed Annapurna via the northwest face. On October 1, Dr. Jirí Pelikan was returning from accompanying the summit pair to Camp VI at 8000 meters when he slipped to his death on the way back to Camp V at 7100 meters. His body was found October 3 at 5100 meters. On October 2, Jindrich Martis and Josef Nezerka left Camp V and reached the summit. This was the second ascent of this difficult route.
Kamal K. Guha, Editor, Himavanta, India