Gasherbrum IV Attempt. An eight-man Japanese expedition led by Yukio Katsumi failed to climb Gasherbrum IV by its west face. Base Camp was established on June 9. They placed four camps on the mountain, Camp IV at 20,350 feet. On July 29 a high point of 21,325 feet was reached. Attempts by British in 1979 and Japanese in 1981 also failed. Further information and a photo of the route appear in Iwa To Yuki, N° 92.