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Asia, Pakistan, Gasherbrum I (Hidden Peak)

Gasherbrum I (Hidden Peak). A Swiss expedition led by Norbert Joos climbed Gasherbrum I, three climbers getting to the summit. A 5-man Japanese expedition led by Osamu Funao attempted the north-face couloir on Gasher- brum I. They established Base Camp and Camps I, II and III at 5000, 5800, 6400 and 7100 meters on June 5, 7, 20 and July 19. On July 20, Funao and Keiji Nakamura made a try for the summit but were turned back by weather at 7450 meters. Unsuccessful were 20 Germans led by Peter Geyer and Spaniards Pedro Angulo, Josu Bereziartua and Paco Iriarte, who got to 7000 meters on the Messner route.