American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, Pakistan, Gasherbrum I (Hidden Peak) Attempt

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  • Publication Year: 1992

Gasherbrum I (Hidden Peak) Attempt. A strong French group led by Jean-Jacques Prieur had originally planned an attempt on the southwest face of Gasherbrum I, a new line to the left of the Polish spur of 1983. Due to scarce snowfall in the spring, the access to the route was very slippery and they switched to the Yugoslav route on the west ridge. Continuous changeable weather with high winds from the west stopped the attempt at the end of July at 7400 meters.

Xavier Eguskitza, Pyrenaica, Bilbao, Spain

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