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Polish International Everest W Ridge Spring Expedition

The British member of this disastrous Polish expedition reports that five of the six members who reached the summit of Everest by the W ridge and the Hornbein Couloir were killed by a massive avalanche on the W shoulder. He adds that they made the long but safer approach to the Lo La by traversing Khumbutse instead of the direct line from the Khumbu glacier.

May - June 1989
Henry Todd as part of a 19 member team including 10 Poles, 4 Americans, 3 Mexicans and a Canadian

Other expeditions nearby