American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, Pakistan, Distaghil Sar Attempt

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  • Publication Year: 1992

Distaghil Sar Attempt. Our members were Jean-François Lassalle, Jean- Claude Lefèbvre, Christophe Lefèbvre, Christian Mathieu and I as leader. We had hoped to climb Distaghil Sar (7885 meters, 25,870 feet) by its south face. We approached from Hispar via the Hispar and Distaghil Sar Glaciers. Base Camp and Camp I at 4200 and 4700 meters were set up on June 12 and 15. The latter was an hour from the foot of the face, reached after a very crevassed section. Much snow fell from June 17 to 24. A depot we had placed at 5800 meters was carried away by an avalanche on June 27. That was our high point. There are many dangerous séracs on the face and objective danger.

Jean-Luc Ginhoux, Club Alpin Français

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