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204 Dhaulagiri and Tukuche Peak After Sunrise From Shepherds Kharka 205 Trail From Shepherds Kharka To Thulo Bugin 206 French Pass Of April 27 1950 207 Jerome Ryan Happy After Arriving At Thulo Bugin With Dhaulagiri 208 Dhaulagiri Close Up From Thulo Bugin
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206 French Pass Of April 27 1950  [17 of 23]

”The day following another five- or six-thousand foot drag brought us to a tiny notch on a secondary ridge of the Nilgiri massif. This pass, so insignificantly-seeming among the vastness of the mountains, proved to be one of the most important in the history of the Himalayan mountaineering, for it was here that on 26th [actually 27th] April 1950, Couzy, Oudot and Schatz discovered the amazing traverse of the walls of the Miristi gorge, without which Annapurna would never have been climbed” (Lionel Terray, Conquistadors of the Useless). This is the famed Pass Of April 27 (4310m).
206 French Pass Of April 27 1950