American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Jannu (7,711m), East Face Attempt

Asia, Nepal, Kumbhakarna Himal

  • Climbs And Expeditions
  • Author: Elizabeth Hawley, Richard Salisbury
  • Climb Year: N/A
  • Publication Year: 2012

Five Koreans led by Kim Hyung-il attempted the east face of Jannu (presumably Jannu East, though the exact line is unknown). On April 22 they reached 5,900m, after which heavy snowfall confined them to base camp. On May 3 they started again and on the morning of the 7th had reached 6,100m, when one member fell into a crevasse, breaking ribs. The other climbers evacuated him and abandoned the climb.

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