American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, Nepal, Unnamed Peak Attempt, Khumbu Region

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  • Publication Year: 1996

Unnamed Peak Attempt, Khumbu Region. In the last week of November 1994, Jeff Singer and Clay Patton of Durango, Colorado attempted an unclimbed peak in the Khumbu Region of Nepal. The peak is located just north of Renjo La and northwest of the town of Gokyo. Leaving the town of Gokyo, the small team was assisted by two porters. Sirdar Pemba Jabba stayed at basecamp to help with the morning and evening preparations. Our route was to follow mixed gullies on the east face and finish with the rocky east ridge and the 5941-meter summit. The lack of available daylight combined with intense cold and early afternoon storms forced us to abandon our attempt approximately 225 meters short of the summit. We graded the climbing to that point at WI 3/4 5.7.

Jeff Singer, unaffiliated

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