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Asia, India, Sikkim Himalaya, Kirat Chuli (Tent Peak) Attempts

Kirat Chuli (Tent Peak) Attempts. An Austrian expedition led by Kurt Elbl operated in Sikkim from April 24 to May 25. They attempted the south-west ridge of Kirat Chuli (7365 meters). The 12-member team reached 7153 meters on May 17. The high point was reached by one member, Dirnbock Roman. Bad weather prevented further movement. A 10-member German expedition led by Wolfram Schroter attempted the peak in September/October via the southwest ridge of Nepal Peak, reaching 7100 meters. The high point was reached on October 25 and 26 by three members.

Harish Kapadia, Editor, The Himalayan Journal