American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, Tibet, Kula Kangri Region, 1993

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  • Publication Year: 1995

Kula Kangri Region, 1993. A seven-member climbing-and-scientific French party, including geologist Arnaud Pêcher, visited the Kula Kangri area in southern Tibet on the Border with Bhutan. Base Camp was at 4450 meters below the northern foot of Kula Kangri. They placed Advance Base at 5400 meters and reconnoitered the western glaciers. On May 21, 1993, Pêcher, Richard Jessup and Guy Sévenier climbed a virgin peak of 6000+ meters. The expedition also included Jean-François Porret, a paraplegic as a result of a parapente accident in 1989. Using a wheelchair, he completed some impressive mountain trips in the vicinity.

Józef Nyka, Editor, Taternik, Poland

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