High winds abort all Himalaya missions

Posted: Oct 08, 2012 04:25 pm EDT

(Newsdesk) Hard wind aborted all ongoing Makalu, Dhaulagiri and Lhotse expedtions.

Makalu climbers are abandoning the mountain. Carlos Soria is expected to make a decision shortly from Dhaulagiri.

The Polish, who withdrew from C3 on Everest/Lhotse, say that October 14-18 might offer another weather break, "but autumn is already being felt," they say, reporting tougher weather with a cold making even lighter winds (50 km/h) a major hurdle.

On the other hand, the snow conditions are perfect for a bid say the Poles, ending their report "we are so hopeful".


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High winds aborted all attempts. Image from Dhaulagiri in the 'Himalaya Triangle' so called for its greater risk of avalanche (Dhaula, Annapurna, Manaslu).
Image by Carlos Soria courtesy Dhaulagiri Expedition BBVA

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