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Asia, Pakistan, K2, Swiss Attempt

K2, Swiss Attempt. A Swiss expedition consisting of Peter Schwitter, leader, Beat Ruppen, Norbert Huser, Rupert Ruckstuhl and Frenchwoman Chantai Mauduit made an attempt on the Abruzzi Ridge of K2 that ended at 7400 meters in late July due to bad weather. When the expedition left Base Camp, Mauduit joined the Russian-American expedition and reached the summit of K2 on August 3. [See the full article above in this Journal for more details.] Mauduit had just previously made an unsuccessful attempt on Everest.

Xavier Eguskitza, Pyrenaica, Bilbao, Spain