American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, China, Mt. Kongur, Attempt

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  • Publication Year: 1999

Mt. Kongur, Attempt. Our group this year tried to climb Mt. Kongur (7719m) in the Kashgar Range. The extremely bad weather did not allow us to even approach the summit tower. The route (Bonington, 1981) is very long and indirect. We dug our last snow cave at 6800 meters. Due to avalanche-prone slopes (snow fell every day) and lack of visibility, we turned back.

Otto Chkhetiani, Russia

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