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Asia, Pakistan, Gasherbrum V

Gasherbrum V. A 12-man Japanese expedition, led by Ryuichi Babaguchi, made the first ascent of Gasherbrum V (24,020 feet), but also met with tragedy. Three members of the party reached the summit on August 1. The next day Babaguchi set out alone ahead of another pair. After they had also got to the top and not found him, they searched the region around the top and found that he had fallen to his death in a crevasse. Further details are not available to us.