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Asia, Nepal, Annapurna III Attempt and Tragedy

Annapurna III Attempt and Tragedy. A Slovene expedition led by Boris Strmšek attempted a new route on the southwest face of Annapurna III (7555 meters, 24,787 feet). They placed Base Camp, Camps I, II and III at 4050, 5100, 5750 and 6600 meters. On October 14, Beno Dolinšek set out for the summit solo. Bad weather forced him to turn back at 7000 meters. He disappeared during the descent and the expedition was abandoned.

Franci Savenc, Planinska zveza Slovenije