Gangapurna Northwest Face Attempt. Our expedition tried to make the second ascent of the 1989 Yugoslav route on the northwest face of Gangapurna. Jacques Neyret, Bruno Béatrix, Eric Deslandres and I set up Base Camp and Camp I at 4900 and 5400 meters on October 1 and 5. Deslandres fell ill. Béatrix and I fixed 1000 meters of rope to 6450 meters to assist the descent. On October 13 and 14, 40 centimeters of snow fell. Béatrix and I made a final attempt on October 22 but were stopped by fatigue at 6450 meters.
Pierre Neyret, Club Alpin Français