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Asia, Nepal, Dhaulagiri Attempt

Dhaulagiri Attempt. An experienced climber from the Netherlands, Bart Vos, came to Nepal with a different sort of ambitious project, to solo Dhaulagiri via its standard northeast ridge without teammates, without climbing Sherpas and without any other expedition on the mountain. After three weeks, on April 30, he had reached 7100 meters, and two weeks later he abandoned the attempt because of constant heavy snowfall and serious avalanching. He had had to spend 22 nights in Base Camp and only 14 nights above it.

Elizabeth Hawley