American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, Nepal, Dhaulagiri Autumn Ascents

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  • Publication Year: 1991

Dhaulagiri Autumn Ascents and Attempts. There were a number of expeditions in the post-monsoon season on Dhaulagiri’s northeast ridge. Members of an expedition led by Karl Kobler completed the 42nd ascent when Swiss Kobler, Hans Ruedi Roesti, Peter Röthlisberger and Henry Willi got to the summit. On October 5, Liechtensteiner Helmut Kindle and Swiss Christoph Pfistner also reached the summit. That same day Spaniard Manuel Morales and Argentine Miguel Sánchez from a Spanish expedition led by Manuel González accompanied them to the top. There was a 17-member international expedition led by Italian Francesco Santon which had Italians, Czechs, and Argentines. Czechs Stanislav Šilhán and Leopold Sulovský reached the summit on October 6. On the 8th, Italian Gigio Visentin and Argentine Carlos Alberto Mon got to 8050 meters but had to turn back for fear of having to bivouac. On October 9, a Japanese women’s expedition completed its ascent when leader Mayuri Yasuhara and Miss Fumie Kimura got to the top with Sherpas Dawa Tshering and Changba Norbu. Spaniards under the leadership of José Javier Quinones failed at 7400 meters on September 29. Greeks led by Ioannis Katrivanos got to 7600 meters on October 13.

Elizabeth Hawley

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