Shishapangma, Attempt. The main goal of the Slovenian Shishapangma 1997 autumn expedition was to climb the British route on the Shishapangma’s southwest face. Besides that, we planned an alpine style ascent and a ski descent from the top across the British route. After two nice weeks when we put up the first and the second high camps on the British route, a period of bad weather forced us to give up on an alpine-style climb. The highest point, at about 7200 meters, was achieved by Blac Navranik, Mira Zori and Sandi Vaupoti. They were just about to put up the third high camp when the sudden snowstorm forced them to descend to the lower camps. In the following days, when there was no end to bad weather, we finished the expedition, and the last members left base camp on October 15.
Franci Savenc, Planinska zveza Slovenije