American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, Nepal, Kanchenjunga Attempt

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  • Publication Year: 1994

Kanchenjunga Attempt. Jean Troillet and I set out to climb the world’s third highest peak by the southwest ridge to the south summit and then to traverse northwards on the long, high ridge to the main summit. We arrived at Base Camp at 5350 meters after a 14-day approach, during which I was seriously bitten by a dog. Unfortunately, both of us fell sick and did not recover until the beginning of October. We made our first real sortie on October 7. The condition of the snow was very bad and it took us 12 hours to climb 700 meters. We gave up the attempt.

Erhard Loretan, Club Alpin Suisse

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