American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, Nepal, Nuptse, Soutwest Ridge, Attempt

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  • Publication Year: 1998

Nuptse, Southwest Ridge, Attempt. Hans Kammerlander (Italy) and his only other teammate, Maurizio Lutzenberger, attempted to be the first people ever to reach Nuptse’s slightly higher east summit (7804m). But they could manage to go no higher along the southwest ridge that leads to this summit than 6600 meters on October 18 because of deep powder snow already on the mountain and more snow falling. “It’s a very nice route for an alpine-style climb,” Kammerlander said, adding that he believes the 400-meter rocky summit face he had planned to ascend probably is not difficult, “but nobody knows.”

Elizabeth Hawley

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