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Asia, Pakistan, Spantik

Spantik. Our expedition of the German Alpine Club’s Summit Club climbed the southeast ridge of Spantik (7027 meters, 23,055 feet), which is without much in the way of difficulties. The weather on the mountain was excellent. We used no high-altitude porters. We traveled from Skardu, through Arandu and up the Chogolungma Glacier to Base Camp at 4300 meters, which we reached on June 28. We ascended steep grass and then scree to the ridge. We placed Camps I and II on the ridge at 5250 and 6200 meters on July 2 and 7. On July 8, Swiss Heinz Bosshard and Irene Oehringer, and Germans Ursula Heynert, Winfried Hansen, Eva Höllinger, Gerhild Kurze, Albert Öffner, Dieter Porsche, Karl-Heinrich Thiele, Monika and Gisbert Weber and I climbed to the summit without problems.

Herbert Streibel, Deutscher Alpenverein