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Asia, India—Garhwal, Satopanth Attempt

Satopanth Attempt. Koldo Aldaz, Juanito Cebriain and I set up Base Camp on Vasuki Tal at 4950 meters and Camp I at 5300 meters on July 31 and August 4.I fell sick and had to abandon the climb. Another of us had an accident and had to be evacuated. The remaining member could not occupy Camp II until August 26 after much snowfall. In continuing bad weather, he joined a Polish team that fixed the route to 6200 meters. On August 28, it was still snowing and an avalanche swept the whole north face and destroyed Camp I. He gave up.

Alfredo Torreblanca, Pamplona, Spain