Nanga Parbat, Rupal Face Attempt, Schell Route. A team of three New Zealanders, an Australian and four Britons was led by New Zealander Guy Halliburton. They were unsuccessful because of excessive powder snow. On May 15, they established Base Camp at 4100 meters to the left and higher than the usual spot so that the first section of the climb would be more in the shadow in the early season and therefore less prone to avalanches. They climbed in two groups. Britons Adrian Burgess, Paul Moores and Hugh McNicoll reached 6500 meters, after which they left for home on June 20. The rest of the team managed to reach 7500 meters a few days later, but they could not proceed higher because of the abundance and condition of the snow. Halliburton was dragged down by an avalanche some 150 meters by an avalanche below Camp III but suffered no undue consequences.
Xavier Eguskitza, Pyrenaica, Bilbao, Spain