American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, Nepal, Annapurna II Attempt

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  • Publication Year: 1985

Annapurna II Attempt. On April 2 a three-man Japanese expedition led by Kunihiko Kondo reached a high point of 6000 meters on a new route on Annapurna II’s south face. Kondo Masatoshi Yoshino and Toshiro Yamada deposited supplies there and returned to Camp II at 5800 meters for the night. During the next two days there was heavy snowfall. When they went up again from Camp II on the 5th, they found that an avalanche had swept away all their supplies and they were thus forced to abandon the climb.

Michael J. Cheney, Himalayan Club, and Elizabeth Hawley

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