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Asia, Pakistan, Broad Peak Foresummit

Broad Peak Foresummit. A four-man Spanish expedition made an ascent to the foresummit of Broad Peak on July 1 after a three-day sustained ascent from Base Camp. They had previously been acclimatizing by preparing Camps I and II. The final ascent was made from Camp IV at 6900 meters and the foresummit was reached by leader Juan Carlos Gómez, Francisco José Pérez from Valencia and Catalán Luis Ibáñez along with members of the Bulgarian and the Canadian- Polish expeditions. The Bulgarians were leader Minko Zankovski, Todor Todorov and Emanuil Dejanov. The successful ones from the other group were Canadian Nick Cienski and Pole Pawel Waldemar Soroka. All eight climbers reached the fore summit (8030 meters, 26,346 feet) on July 1, but they made no effort to continue on to the main summit (8047 meters, 26,400 feet), which lies an hour further on.

Xavier Eguskitza, Pyrenaica, Bilbao, Spain