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Asia, Pakistan, Gasherbrum I (Hidden Peak)

Gasherbrum I (Hidden Peak). An expedition of 12 Japanese from Okayama University was led by Haruhisa Kuroda. It repeated the route on the southwest ridge, first climbed by Yugoslavs in 1977. A new variant was made in the lower part until they reached the Yugoslav route at the snow dome at 6300 meters. Base Camp was reached on May 24. They established camps at 5900, 6400, 7300 and 7600 meters. On July 15, the summit was reached by Tomoyuki Yamane and Takahiro Katayama with high-altitude porters Rajab Shah and Ali Raza. Hidehiko Tajiri got to 8000 meters but had to turn back from there.

Józef Nyka, Editor, Taternik, Poland