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British Police Himalayan

This experienced team planned to climb the virgin E Ridge of Manaslu, 8,163m. However, on arrival in Kathmandu, they were told that they would only be allowed to attempt the NE Face. Although initial good weather gave way to snow and high winds, the leader and his sirdar reached 7,650m, where they bivvied for the night in preparation for a summit attempt. Unfortunately, next morning the sirdar was suffering from high-altitude cerebral oedema, so an immediate descent was necessary. There was no time to make another bid.

September - November 1996
Jonathan Wakefield with Peter Cox, Mark Hamilton, John Mydway, Chris Smith, Paul Vardon and Glen Wilks

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