Makalu Post-Monsoon Attempts. None of the post-monsoon attempts on Makalu, all on the normal northwest side, was successful. French climbers Annie Beghin, Dr. Bruno Senechal and Dr. François Estève climbed to 7400 meters on September 20. Four Japanese led by Sadao Okada got to 8300 meters on October 2. Four Spaniards under the leadership of Juan José Rodriguez ascended to 7400 meters on October 7. An expedition led by Swiss Karl Kobler was composed of 11 Swiss and a Liechtensteiner. They reached 8100 meters on September 29.