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Asia, Nepal, Everest Korean Winter Attempt

Everest, Korean Winter Attempts. Two Korean expeditions unsuccessfully attempted to climb Everest in the winter of 1991-2. Led by Kim Kwang-Jin, seventeen climbers tried to climb the south pillar, getting to 8700 meters on December 14. Four other climbers under the leadership of Kim Teuk-Hee attempted the South Col route and had to turn back at 8600 meters on December 20.

Elizabeth Hawley