American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, Nepal, Cheo Himal Attempt and Tragedy

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  • Publication Year: 1991

Cheo Himal Attempt and Tragedy. There was an attempt on an unclimbed mountain, a British try on Cheo Himal (6820 meters, 22,375 feet) in the Peri Himal not far from the Manaslu area, a peak which had never been attempted before. This pioneering effort, led by Alan Burgess, reached 6250 meters on the southeast ridge, but then it suddenly ended in tragedy when Dawa Wangchu Sherpa fell 800 meters to his death.

Elizabeth Hawley

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