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Asia, Nepal, Everest Attempt

Everest Attempt. Our expedition consisted of Cécile Pelaudeix, Charles Moray, Jean-Michel Asselin, Michel Bordet, Guy Martin, Eric Dutrievoz, Jean-Paul Meurisse, Emmanuel Cauchy, Dominique Martial, American Tony Riley and me as leader. We arrived at Base Camp on August 30. We used oxygen above the South Col. The first two summit attempts, on September 24 and 30, both ended in bad weather. I had a fractured rib and could not make the third attempt. Pelaudeix, Bordet, Cauchy and Phurba Sherpa left Base Camp on October 6, Camp II on the 7th and climbed on the 8th from the South Col to the South Summit. Although it was clear, it was too windy to go on.

Pierre Dutrievoz, Club Alpin Français