Himalchuli Attempt. Nine Japanese led by Ken Hashimoto attempted Himalchuli (7893 meters, 25,895 feet) by the unclimbed southwest ridge. Two members reached a high point of 24,925 feet on October 24 on this very difficult route. Their progress had been only 100 meters gained on that entire day. The next day another member was hit by such fierce wind at 23,625 feet that he was blown over but luckily did not fall. The climb was given up. They had established six high camps.
Michael J. Cheney, Himalayan Club, and Elizabeth Hawley