American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, Nepal, Annapurna Attempt

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  • Publication Year: 1981

Annapurna II Attempt. A Polish expedition led by Jerzy Michalski unsuccessfully attempted a new route, the west ridge from the south, on Annapurna II. They were delayed by the late arrival of their equipment in Nepal. They established four high camps and on May 8 reached 23,800 feet. Climbing was halted after two members were injured in an avalanche. The southern approaches to Annapurna II are very dangerous because of avalanches.

Michael J. Cheney, Himalayan Club

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