Gangapurna Attempts. There were two unsuccessful expeditions to Gangapuma (7455 meters, 24,457 feet) in the post-monsoon period. Eight Spaniards were led by Francisco José Palacios. After getting to 5900 meters on the north face on October 17, they turned to the north spur in order to reach the north ridge, where they got as high as 6400 meters on October 24. Three Swiss led by Hans Rauner climbed the north spur to the north ridge but could not get above 7200 meters, which they reached on October 23.