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Asia, Pakistan, Mount Ghent, Second Ascent

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  • Publication Year: 1981

Mount Ghent, Second Ascent. From May 15 to July 5 Dr. Peter Brill, Georg Mezger, Dr. Rolf Schöpl-Sedlaczek, Bernd Schreckenbach and I as leader were on 24,280-foot (7400-meter) Mount Ghent, which was first climbed by Wolfgang Axt in 1961. We followed the steps of the first-ascent party up the Shyok, Saltoro and Kondus valleys, across the Kondus Glacier, over the Sia La and up the west ridge of Mount Ghent. On June 18, Brill, Mezger and Schöpl reached the summit. The ascent was made on skis up to the highest camp, Camp IV at 21,100 feet.

Bernhard Scherzer, Deutscher Alpenverein

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