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Asia, Nepal, Dhaulagiri

Dhaulagiri. On April 23, Peter Rohrmoser, Erwin Reinthaler and I left Pokhara with our liaison officer and eight porters to cross the Ghorapani Pass to Tukuche and the Dhapa Pass to Hidden Valley. We had to wait there for some days because five of the porters were not prepared to go on to the Dhaulagiri Base Camp. Finally, on May 7, with three porters, we continued to Base Camp at 4600 meters. We reconnoitered and made a dump on the northeast col at 5750 meters on May 9. On the 12th, we climbed past the col to 6500 meters, where we set up a tent. After some bad weather, on May 15 we climbed to 6500 meters, where Reinthaler had to turn back and return to the col alone. Rohrmoser and I kept on to camp at 7000 meters. On the 16th, Rohrmoser had to return to the col because of stomach trouble. I spent the day in the tent. On May 17,I climbed alone to bivouac at 7500 meters. After a stormy night, I climbed to the summit, reaching it at 11:30 A.M.

Sepp Inhöger, Österreichischer Alpenverein