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Himalaya International '81

The Anglo-Polish Makalu Expedition led by Alex Mclntyre, with one British, one Polish and one Nepalese member, made two attempts on Makalu W face, one in May 1981, abandoned at 6,800m in bad snow conditions, the other in September-October of the same year. At 7,900m, the latter found itself up against formidable technical difficulties; Mclntyre was hit on the head by a falling lump of ice and the attempt was abandoned. Remarkable solo ascents were made by Ghaley Padam, Nepalese, of Kangchuntse in May and by Kukczka, Polish, of Makalu by the unclimbed N ridge in October.

May 1981 and September - October 1981
Alex Mclntyre with Jerzy Kukczka of Poland and Padam Ghaley Gurung of Nepal

Other expeditions nearby