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Asia, Pakistan, Gasherbrum I, Northwest Face Solo

Gasherbrum I, Northwest Face Solo. G. Di Federico climbed a new route on the northwest face of Gasherbrum I to the right of the icefall. He set out from 5900 meters early on July 13 and climbed along a ridge crest to 6300 meters. The next day he continued to the top of the spur at 7200 meters finding mixed climbing of UIAA difficulty IV and V. From there to the summit he had fewer problems. His companions attempted the Dacher route but had to give up at 7500 meters because of frostbite of E. Di Marzio. The others were Enrico De Luca, G. Zuccarini and G. Ricciuti.