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Asia, Nepal, Everest

Everest. Laurence de la Ferrière organized a large and successful commercial expedition to Mount Everest, which climbed the South Col route. The members were French, Dutch, Swiss and American. On October 4, Frenchman Yves Salino went to the summit along with members of the American expedition. On October 7, Frenchmen Jean-Noël Roche, Bernard Roche, Alain Desez, Denis Pivot and Netherlander René de Bos climbed to the top at the same time as Americans and Yugoslavs. Jean-Pierre and Bernard (Zébulon) Roche are father and son. Bernard, at 17 years, is the youngest climber to have been on the summit of Everest. Both descended from the South Col by paraglider.

Elizabeth Hawley