Makalu Post-Monsoon Attempts. Aside from the international expedition led by Michael Woolridge and the American one led by Joe Frank, there were three unsuccessful ones on the northwest side of Makalu in the post-monsoon period. Swiss Bruno Zaugg led a group of three Austrians and a German which got to 8000 meters on September 27. Spaniard Señora Ana Sese was the leader of five Spaniards who reached 8000 meters on the 28th. On October 15, seven Spaniards under the leadership of Pere Giro got to a high point of 8100 meters.