American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, Pakistan, Gasherbrum II Attempt

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  • Publication Year: 1983

Gasherbrum II Attempt. Our expedition was composed of Dr. Jean Pierre Becquemin, Thierry Cazenave, Thierry Gallouët, Marc Souchal and me. We left Skardu on June 9 and reached Base Camp on June 19. After carrying two loads to Camp I at 20,000 feet, an alpine-style attempt for the summit via the normal south ridge was made by Cazenave and Gallouët who reached 25,425 feet after a bivouac at 22,000 feet. They had to turn back on June 30. After June 28 the weather had become worse and worse.

Jean Michel Gosselin, Club Alpin Français

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