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4 climbers missing on unclimbed Chinese peak

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4 climbers missing on unclimbed Chinese peak

Postby Cy Kaicener » Wed Nov 04, 2009 5:28 pm

Four Hungarian climbers are missing on an unclimbed peak in Sichuan Province
http://www.shanghaidaily.com/sp/article ... 418469.htm

Here is a link for the Russian climbers buried in an avalanche
http://www.hikerhell.com/2009/11/two-ru ... avalanche/

Meantime Russians climb a major variation on Siguniang (Four Girls Mtn)
http://www.alpinist.com/doc/web09f/news ... -siguniang
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Postby nattfodd » Wed Nov 04, 2009 10:29 pm

Shit. A friend of mine is going to climb that very same mountain in a few days. He told me about the Hungarian expedition last Sunday, before the news of their disappearance reached here.

Five days missing really doesn't look good. There doesn't seem to be much hope. Those Sichuan mountains are real man-eaters.
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Postby Dan Shorb » Thu Nov 12, 2009 4:31 am

damn. objective hazards seem to kill or nearly kill a lot of great climbers.
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