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Asia, Nepal, Manaslu

Manaslu. An expedition of four Swiss, two Netherlanders and a Frenchwoman was led by Swiss André Georges. On October 19, Georges and Swiss Armand Salamin reached the summit of Manaslu (8163 meters, 26,781 feet) via the northeast face. The Frenchwoman, Chantai Mauduit, tried to climb to the top with the two Swiss and got to 7600 meters, but had to turn back in the face of fierce winds. One of the Swiss explained: “She just didn't have enough kilos.”

Elizabeth Hawley