American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, Nepal, Pumori, Winter Attempt

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  • Publication Year: 1991

Pumori, Winter Attempt. Our expedition was made up of Werner Stricker, Stefan Plangger, Andreas Wellenzohn, Johann Zoderer and me as leader. We had hoped to make a winter ascent of the southeast ridge of Pumori. After a 12-day approach, we got to Base Camp on January 12, 1990. After a first attempt stopped by bad weather, on January 21 we set up Camp at 6200 meters. The next day we climbed to an icefall at 6800 meters and continued on to 6950 meters. More séracs and a broad crevasse forced us back 200 meters below the summit. We then gave up the expedition.

Anton Stocker, South Tirol

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