Various Unsuccessful Expeditions to the Karakoram. Bad weather drove back a number of expeditions. Frenchmen under the leadership of Hubert Odier got to 23,950 feet on Gasherbrum II before being turned back. Germans led by Dr. Volker Stallbohm failed on Masherbrum. Japanese under Kenichiro Tsujiyama could not climb Saraghrar. There were two unsuccessful expeditions to Kunyang Chhish: Japanese led by Isao Nakamura on the east ridge and French under Pierre Pujot on the north ridge. Guillermo Lateo’s Spanish group failed on Latok II (the official Latok II, not the Italian designated one).