The Tragedy On Haramosh

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by C. A. RICHARDSON

In 1957 four young members of the Oxford University Mountaineering Club, led by an experienced Himalayan climber. set out on a reconnaissance of Haramosh, a 24,000-ft Himalayan peak. Weather and bad conditions delayed them but they plugged on and eventually at more than 20,000 ft realised they had reached their maximum possible altitude and completed their task.

The tragedy began when an avalanche swept two members of the party into an ice basin far below. A nightmare saga of courage, tenacity, and endurance was about to begin. Produced by ALAN BURGESS

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Unknown: C. A. Richardson

Produced By: Alan Burgess