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Asia, Pakistani-Afghan Frontier, Pegish Zom

Pegish Zom. The Prague Badhakshan Expedition was led by Dr. Václav Lachout. Zdenek Brabec, Zdenek Filla, Dobroslaw Metelka, Petr Mares, Antonin Srb, and Jaromir Wolf also took part. They made the following ascents: Kohe Kabul (17,287 feet; Wala peak 302) first ascent on July 19 by Brabec, Filla; Pegish Zom I (20,568 feet) be east ridge on July 26 by Srb, Brabec, on August 1 by Mareš, Metelka and August 3 by Filla, Lachout, Wolf; Kohe Praha (17,782; southwest of Kohe Kabul) first ascent on August 27 by Brabec, Srb; Pegish Zom II (20,233 feet) by north ridge on August 1 by Brabec, Srb. The Czechs did not know that Pegish Zom I and II had been climbed by the 1968 Austrian expedition from Rottenmann led by H. Gassner from the Chitral Glacier in Chitral. How important it is to interchange information internationally through our respective alpine organizations! Kohe Praha does not appear on the Wala map.

adolf Diemberger, Österreichischer Alpenklub