American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, Pakistan, Gasherbrum II

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  • Publication Year: 1990

Gasherbrum II. Toni Fullin, Tito Planzer, Peter Stadler and I left Dassu on May 8, the first expedition of the year. For days we plowed through knee-deep snow and got to Base Camp on May 19. The glacier from Base Camp to Camp I was very dangerous, with only a little old snow covering the crevasses. We spent the night at Camp I on May 28 and bivouacked on the 29th at 6800 meters. On May 30, all four of us reached the summit at four P.M. One climber showed signs of an edema after returning to the bivouac and another was frostbitten.

Chris Forster, Schweizer Alpen Club

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