American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, Nepal, Dhaulagiri Himal, Ganchempo, South Face

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  • Publication Year: 2000

Ganchempo, South Face. On Ganchempo (or Gang Chhenpo, 6387m), in north central Nepal, a team of six Swiss led by Karl Kobler and Christoph Jezler succeeded in making a new route to the summit. One member, Markus Baumann, and a Nepalese “Sherpa” named Shyam Prasad Pun climbed the south face and were on the top on October 15, between the end of the monsoon season’s snows and the beginning of Indian cyclone’s new snowfall.

Elizabeth Hawley

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