American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, Nepal, Pumori Tragedy

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  • Publication Year: 1990

Pumori Tragedy. Our 7-member expedition established Base Camp on September 16 at the foot of the southeast ridge of Pumori. From the 17th until October 3, we worked at placing camps on the mountain, having many difficulties because of the weather. Camps I and II were at 5750 and 6200 meters. The accident happened at 6400 meters on October 3, probably between 3:30 and 4:00 A.M., when an enormous avalanche swept down. I was in Camp I at the time and climbed up to look for them. The victims were Francisco Salgado, Antonio Luis Galea, Pablo de Miguel and Jóse de Miguel.

Adolfo GarcÍa, Spain

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