American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, Tibet, Shisha Pangma Correction

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  • Publication Year: 1992

Shisha Pangma Correction. On page 296 of AAJ1991, it should have stated that Jean-Pierre Bernard’s party got to the central summit of Shisha Pangma, not the main one. Regarding the many groups that fail to climb the main summit of Shisha Pangma (8027 meters, 26,336 feet) in favor of the subsidiary central summit (8008 meters, 26,274 feet), it is worth noting that in 1990 only eight climbers (two in the spring and six in the autumn) managed to reach the main summit, whereas as many as 59 (40 in the spring and 19 in the autumn) ended at the more conspicuous central summit.

Xavier Eguskitza, Pyrenaica, Bilbao, Spain.

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