American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, Pakistan, Spantik

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  • Publication Year: 1990

Spantik. Our expedition was composed of Helga Kircher, Rolf-Christian Reich, Emilie-Ursula Reich, Dr. Wolgang Bunzl, Ludwig Rohrmeier, Franz Kuhnhauser, Johann Geiss, Reinhard Schönfeld, Eberhart Zindel, Netherlander Gerhard Meerten and me as leader. We approached via Doko, Arandu and the Chogolungma Glacier to reach Base Camp at 4300 meters below the southeast ridge on August 10. We occupied Camps I and II at 5150 and 6100 meters on August 14 and 17. Steep snow below and above Camp II was secured by fixed rope, where the climbers had to have good crampon technique on steep ice. There were flat stretches on the glacier between Camps I and II and on the summit climb, where the snow was deep in places. The summit (7027 meters, 23,055 feet) was reached on August 18 by all except Rohrmeier.

Arnold Hasenkopf, Summit Club, Deutscher Alpenverein

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