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Asia, Pakistan, Nanga Parbat, Diamir Face

Nanga Parbat, Diamir Face. A Swiss expedition climbed the Diamir Face of Nanga Parbat. They established Base Camp, Camps I, II, III, and IV at 13,125, 16,400, 20,000, 22,950 and 24,600 feet on May 2, 5, 13, June 1 and 2 respectively. On June 3 leader Fredy Graf, Peter Bärtsch and Marcel Rüedi headed for the summit. The first two had to quit just below 26,250 feet, but Rüedi continued on alone to the summit. This was Rüedi’s fifth 8000er. They said that the route was extremely steep and that between Camps I and III it was bare ice. The other expedition members were Kurt Bricker, Alois Kempf, Raymond Monnerat and Albert Schopfer.