American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, Pakistan, Attempt on K6

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  • Publication Year: 1970

Attempt on K6. An Italian expedition, led by Luigi Barbuscia and composed of Guido Machetto, Carlo Leone, Nicola Marcantante, Domencico Alessandri and Dr. Bruno Marsilli attempted to climb K6 (23,890 feet) by a route which they felt might be possible. It rises up the 6500-foot west wall to 23,100 foot foresummit. Bad weather drove Alessandri and Leone back when they were close to the foresummit and only 800 feet from the top. The expedition did geological work in the Hushe valley.

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