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Asia, Nepal, Dorje Lhakpa Attempt

Dorje Lhakpa Attempt. Our expedition consisted of M. Paolucci, D. Moran- dotti, F. Cella, L. Zarpellon, L. Lehner, Dr. M. Dell’Oca and me as leader. We approached from the south. We hoped to climb the ridge system used by the Germans for their descent in 1986. On October 5, we set up Base Camp at 4300 meters near the moraine of the glacier that comes down the south face of Dorje Lhakpa. We placed Camp I at 5300 meters on the lower part of the west ridge on October 8. On the 10th and 11th, Zarpellon, Morandotti, Celia and a Sherpa tried to climb to the site of Camp II but because of avalanche danger they gave up at 5650 meters.

Ezio Goggi, Amici del Contrin, Italy