Annapurna IV Attempts. There were two unsuccessful attempts on Annapurna IV this autumn, both on the northwest ridge. An expedition of 7 Slovenes and an Italian led by Žare Guzej reached 6800 meters on October 11. Jasna Bratanic (f) and Matevž Lenarcic had reached Camp III at 6700 meters on October 10 but found it nearly destroyed by ravens. Seven French climbers under the leadership of Bruno Douillet got to the same height on October 25.