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Asia, Pakistan, Gasherbrum I, Hidden Peak, Attempt and Sia Kangri Ski Ascent

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  • Publication Year: 1986

Gasherbrum I (Hidden Peak) Attempt and Sia Kangri Ski Ascent. On June 6 Richard Franzl and Franz Breitenbaumer skied up the middle peak (7122 meters, 23,366 feet) of Sia Kangri. On June 7 Jean-Luc Beausire, Jörg Daum, Fritz Fehlmann, Pierre-Yvan Guichard and I made a ski ascent of the main peak (7422 meters, 24,350 feet). On June 10 Helmut and Jörg Daum skied to the top of the west peak (7177 meters, 23,550 feet) while Jean Dufford skied to the middle peak. These ascents were via the Conway Saddle. Our attempt on Gasherbrum I (Hidden Peak) by J. Daum, Franzl, Fritz Kässens, Elisabeth and Peter Wullschleger and me failed at Camp III at 7400 meters because of deep snow and bad weather.

Fredy Graf, Schweizer Alpen Club

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