American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, Pakistan, Gasherbrum II

  • Climbs And Expeditions
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  • Publication Year: 1994

Gasherbrum II. An American-Polish-Scottish party climbed Gasherbrum II as appears below. On July 22, a Japanese expedition led by Yasunari Yamashita placed on the summit Iwao Ogasawara, Kazushige Obayashi, Masamichi Sato, Taro Tanigawa, Hiroshi Nagakubo and Yuichi Yoshida. Another Japanese expedition was led by Hirofumi Konishi. After Yasushi Yamanoi failed to climb the east face of Gasherbrum IV solo (see below), he joined the other three on Gasherbrum II. On July 31, Konishi, Yamanoi, Masafumi Todaka and Taeko Nagao (f) climbed to the summit. Five Koreans of a seven-member expedition led by Yi Seok-Jang reached the top. A large German expedition under the leadership of Hans Eitel placed four members onto the summit. Josep Barrachina, Alex Serra and leader Lluis Bancells of an eight-man Spanish expedition were successful in getting to the top, but a seven-member Spanish party led by José Javier Mutiloa failed to do so, getting to a high point of 7400 meters.

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