Mount Everest Foundation
Supporting the exploratory

British Hiunchuli

This winter expedition planned to acclimatise on the 'trekking peak' of Tharpu Chuli, 5,550m, and then make the first ascent of a couloir line on the N side of Hiunchuli, 6,441 m. They were thwarted by deep uncon­solidated snow on both peaks, with very low temperatures and strong winds higher up, so failed to get above 5,300m. However, they found (and photo­graphed) footprints of a "yeti" leading into a cave at 5,500m. The yeti was not at home when they visited the cave.

November 1995 - January 1996
Dave Lewis with Allan Dishington, Heike Neumann and Max Jones

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