50th Anniversary of Dhaulagiri Ascent

Posted May 13th, 2010 under Climbing & Expeditions, Special Events,

Today, ie May 13th, marks the 50th anniversary of the first ascent of Dhaulagiri(8167m). It was on 13th May 1960 that a joint team of Swiss and Austrian mountaineers reached the summit of Mt.Dhaulagiri.

For the Golden Jubilee celebration , Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) is organizing various programmes in Pokhara on May 13th and Beni and Baglung on May 14th. The organizers will be felicitating Austrian climber Kurt Diemberger(78 years), the only surviving member among the summitters. Incidentally Diemberger  is also the only living climber to have made  first ascents on two  8,000 meters peaks (Dhaulagiri & Broad Peak).

Austrian climber Kurt Diemberger

Kurt Diemberger- The only surviving member of the 1960  Swiss-Austrian team that made the first ascent to Dhaulagiri(8167m).

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