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Irish Nepal Himalayan 1998

The original aim of this team was to attempt new routes on more than one peak in the Kangchenjunga area, but with an eight-day delay in the receipt of freight at Kathmandu, they decided to focus all their attention on the unclimbed S Face of Jongsong Peak, 7,400m. However, the route proved to be much longer and more sustained than anticipated (Scottish III/IV) with no tent or bivouac sites. After a period of reasonably stable weather, there was a sudden deterioration with heavy snowfall and attendant avalanche risk, so the attempt was abandoned at 6,650m.

March - June 1998
Kieran O'Hara with Tomas Aylward, Seaghan Brogan, Robbie Fenlon, Garth Henry, Malcolm McNaught plus Nepalis Dana Bahadur Rai & Karma Sherpa

Other expeditions nearby