Dhaulagiri I - Northeast Spur - 1960

Dhaulagiri was climbed for the first time in 1960, by an international group of climbers from a Swiss-organised expedition

First ascent of Dhaulagiri I ( 8167m )

Northeast Spur

Himalaya, Nepal

13 May 1960

Climbed by Albin Schelbert, Kurt Diemberger, Nawang Dorje, Ernst Forrer, Nima Dorje, Peter Diener, Michel Vaucher, Hugo Weber

Other members of the expedition: Max Eiselin, Jean-Jacques Roussi, Ernst Saxer, Emil Wick, Georg Hajdukiewicz, Adam Skoczylas, Norman Dyhrenfurth, Peter Diener

Dhaulagiri was climbed for the first time in 1960, by an international group of climbers from a Swiss-organised expedition. A light aircraft was used to take some of the supplies and some of the climbers to the northeast col, at about 5750m. No supplementary oxygen was used for the ascent.

Dhaulagiri is the seventh highest mountain in the world and was the thirteenth of the world's fourteen 8000m peaks to be climbed.

The 1960 expedition climbed the mountain via its northeast spur. An Austrian expedition had attempted this route in 1959, but was turned back by bad weather high on the mountain.

The summit was reached on 13 May 1960 by Albin Schelbert, Kurt Diemberger, Nawang Dorje, Ernst Forrer, Nima Dorje and Peter Diener, and then on 23 May by Michel Vaucher and Hugo Weber.

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Mountain Facts

Dhaulagiri I, Nepal

N 28° 41′ 47.7996″ W 83° 29′ 34.5048″

Elevation: 8167m

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