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Asia, Western China, Broad Peak Attempt

Broad Peak Attempt. Sixteen Italians under the leadership of Arturo Bergamaschi had hoped to climb Broad Peak from the Chinese side. Unfortunately, they were unable even to get to the base of the mountain via the Shaksgam region. In June, high water prevented their crossing the Suruwat River near the Ilika oasis. One of their camel drivers and a camel drowned in the swollen river.