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Asia, Nepal, Annapurna Winter Attempt

Annapurna Winter Attempt. Jon Patterson, Peter Keane, Maury McKinney, Jeff Montgomery and I hoped to climb the east side of the south face of Annapurna and to continue up the east ridge, but high winds made us apply to change to the Bonington route on the main south face. Base Camp was at 14,000 feet. We established Camps I, II and III at 17,000, 18,500 and 21,000 feet on December 3, 6 and 11. After some bad weather, we pushed higher in great cold and on difficult terrain, but on December 18 we decided to give up the attempt at 22,000 feet.

Ken Reville, Unaffiliated