Nanda Devi East Attempt and Tragedy. A 12-member Czech team hoped to climb this peak via the Polish 1939 route, over the Longstaff Col. The weather was continuously unstable and they reached the high point of 7100 meters. Two members suffered from high altitude illness. On May 18, 1995, Miroslav Rychlik fell 200 meters while traversing the southwest rock wall when a fixed rope broke. He fell around 200 meters and was killed. It was impossible to locate his body. On May 24 the expedition was called off. The leader of the party was Josef Umerala.
Józef Nyka, Editor, Taternik, Poland