Saipal. There were two expeditions on Saipal’s northeast ridge in the post-monsoon season. Four Swiss and three Frenchmen were led by Gaston Zoller. On October 26, Frenchman Jacques Montaz and Tendi Sherpa reached the summit (7031 meters, 23,068 feet) to complete the fifth ascent of the mountain. Four Germans and an Austrian were led by Franz Kröll. On October 28, Austrian Kröll, German Matthias Mross and Ang Choppel Sherpa made the climb to the top.