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Asia, Nepal, Dhaulagiri Attempts

Dhaulagiri Attempts. Two Japanese expeditions unsuccessfully attempted to climb Dhaulagiri by its northeast ridge. A three-man group led by Akihiro Yoshitani set up Base Camp and Camps I and II at 4720, 5700 and 6560 meters on September 2, 11 and October 2. They gave up on October 5 because of unfavorable weather, not having climbed higher than Camp II. A six-member expedition led by Kazufumi Watanabe also attempted the same route. They got to 6600 meters on October 7 and 15, but had to give up.

Kamal K. Guha, Editor, Himavanta, India