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Asia, Nepal, Pumori Ascents and Traverse

Pumori Ascents and Traverse. A notable success was scored by American Andy Lapkass, who climbed Pumori (7161 meters, 23,494 feet) three times; and in a single day, on November 3, made the first solo traverse and the third solo of the peak, when he climbed up the south ridge and descended the northeast ridge and southeast face. His other ascents were on October 27 with Max Kendall and on October 30 with John Lapkass, Jim Jennings and Geoff Radford. These ascents were up the southeast face and northeast ridge.

Elizabeth Hawley