American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, Nepal, Pisang Peak Ascent and Tragedy

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  • Publication Year: 1996

Pisang Peak Ascent and Tragedy. In autumn a 20-strong Slovenian trekking group made the Annapurna circuit. Four members, all experienced mountaineers, decided to climb the Pisang Peak (6091 meters). The climb went smoothly and they reached the summit at 1 p.m on October 30. The weather was fine and they spent some time on the top. They descended unroped using the same route. At around 6000 meters the 55-year-old Drago Zlof slipped and fell 700 meters down the steep snowslope. On November 4 his body was recovered and cremated near the Marsyandi River. Drago Zlof was killed on his birthday. On Pisang Peak his climbing companions were Jernej Klinc, Mira Pintar and Igor Varjacic.

Józef Nyka, Editor, Taternik, Poland

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