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Asia, Nepal, Gangapurna Northwest Face Attempt

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