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Asia, Pakistan, Gasherbrum IV Attempt

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  • Publication Year: 1987

Gasherbrum IV Attempt. A British expedition consisted of David Lampard, leader, his wife Rhoda, Andrew Atkinson, Alan Phizacklea, Alan Scott, Alan Shand, Christine Watkins and Bob Wightman, They first attempted the west ridge but gave up at 6600 meters because of avalanche danger. They then moved to the south ridge, where they rapidly got to 7300 meters. Lampard and Phizacklea were set for a summit try when the weather deteriorated. An injury to other members of the party made them decide to give up the attempt.

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