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Asia, Tibet, Everest Attempt

Everest Attempt. This large expedition was organized by Frenchmen Claude Jaccoux and Michel Vincent. It had two guides, Erik Decamp and Jean Clemenson, and a doctor, Corinne Beauvoir. There were 15 climbers, four of them women, and a film crew of two. I teamed up for all the trip with Véronique Perillat. The other two women were Chantal Mauduis and the Belgian Lut Vivijs. We arrived at Base Camp at 5200 meters on August 12 and placed Advance Base at 6400 meters on August 19. On September 2, Véronique and I were the first to reach Camp II at 7800 meters. There was much bad weather and snowfall. We tried for the summit in two groups on September 23. The first had to quit at 8000 meters and we in the second party at 7750 meters because of storm. On September 30, Véronique and I decided to give up because of windslab danger. One group remained on the mountain to try again. On October 3, Gallet and Asselin reached 8300 meters and Vincent got to 8200 meters.

Annie Beghin, Club Alpin Français