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Asia, Nepal, Tilitso, Post-Monsoon

Tilitso, Post-Monsoon. There were two successful expeditions to Tilitso (7134 meters, 23,406 feet) in the post-monsoon season. Fourteen Swiss and a Pole from the University of Bern, led by Karl Kobler, climbed the northeast spur to the north ridge. They set up Base Camp and Camps I and II at 4950, 5800 and 6200 meters. Rope was fixed between 5400 and 6200 meters. The summit was reached by the following: Kobler and Christoph Krell on September 29; Kobler (again), Henry Bartu, Fräulein Brigitte Huber, Christoph Pappa, Hanspeter Demund on September 30; Josef Faller, Alex Suter, Fräulein Marianne Jau, Stephan Aebersold, Pole Miroslaw Matyja on October 1; and Manuel Gos- sauer, Martin Mast, Fräulein Mathilde Waser and Pasang Sherpa on October 2. A French expedition led by Christian Sounier was also successful on the same route. On October 8, Michel Feuillarade, Mile Anne Rosa and Nima Kancha Sherpa reached the summit.

Elizabeth Hawley