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Asia, Pakistan, Nanga Parbat, Kinshofer Route, Diamir Face

Nanga Parbat, Kinshofer Route, Diamir Face. A Swiss group from Bern led by Martin Fischer managed to climb the Kinshofer Route on the Diamir Face. Three men reached 7700 meters and one of them, Christoph Häuter gained the summit on July 8. A Basque expedition led by Mikel Ruiz de Apodaka had originally hoped to ascend the Mummery Rib of the Diamir Face, but after seeing the difficulties and dangers involved, they turned to the standard Kinshofer Route. All four of the team, Ruiz de Apodaka, Juan Oyarzábal, Axto Apellániz and Mari Abrego, reached the summit on July 12 in collaboration with the Polish climbers. This was the third 8000er for the latter three and the second for Ruiz de Apodaka.

Xavier Eguskitza, Pyrenaica, Bilbao, Spain