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1974 French Mount Everest expedition

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1974 French Mount Everest expedition

On 9 September 1974, the West Ridge Direct on Mount Everest was attempted by a French expedition. It resulted in the deaths of all six climbers in an avalanche on the way to the summit. These deaths took the total number of fatalities on the mountain to 36.[1]

The team consisted of:

  • Gerard Devouassoux
  • Lhakpa (Sherpa)
  • Sanu Wongal (Sherpa)
  • Pemba Dorje (Sherpa)
  • Nawang Lutuk (Sherpa)
  • Nima Wangchu (Sherpa)

See also


  1. ^ "The West Ridge Direct". Retrieved 9 June 2011. 
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