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Asia, India—Garhwal, Chaukhamba II Tragedy

Chaukhamba II Tragedy. An Italian expedition hoped to climb Chaukhamba II (7077 meters, 23,220 feet). The group, led by Mauro Farina, was composed of Alberto Tegiacchi, Domenico Chindamo, Giovanni Pensa, Ruggero Gheller and Pietro Carboni. At the end of August, after having fixed rope above Advance Base Camp, the group was descending. One of the sections of fixed line pulled out and Tegiacchi fell to his death.