American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, Tibet, Changtse Attempt

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  • Publication Year: 1991

Changtse Attempt. An expedition led by me comprised Britons Andrew Elliot, Bill Bennett, Jeremy Edwards, Edward Morgan, Peter Wilson and Americans Paul Dornisch and Russell Lee. We attempted the southeast face. After fixing 1000 feet of rope, on October 21 we made a single push from camp on the East Rongbuk Glacier at 6400 meters. We reached 7200 meters in five hours, where dangerous windslab and breakable crust forced us to abandon the attempt.

Stephen Bell, Himalayan Kingdoms, England

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