American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, Nepal, Churen Himal East Ascent and Tragedy

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  • Publication Year: 1989

Churen Himal East Ascent and Tragedy. A seven-man Korean expedition was led by Chi Hoon-Ku. They established Base Camp at 4750 meters on March 26 and began climbing the southeast face. On April 11, Kwon Dai-Shik fell 90 meters into a crevasse and was killed. They continued. On May 7, Shin Jang-Sup and Lee Hoong-Shik left Camp VI and after 5½ hours got to the summit (7371 meters, 24,184 feet).

Kim Young-Do, Korean Alpine Institute

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