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Asia, Pakistan, UIAA International Moutaineering Camp, Hushe Valley

UIAA International Mountaineering Camp, Hushe Valley. On August 31, all 25 members of the Second UIAA International Mountaineering Camp from 13 different countries arrived at Rawalpindi. The staff was Dr. Ruth Howlett, expedition doctor from UK, Swiss guide Evelyne Binsack, German guide Jörg Wilz, and I as leader. We traveled to Skardu and thereafter by jeep to Hushe. On September 7, we got to Base Camp at Gondokoro village at 3820 meters, surrounded by many peaks, some unclimbed, and Masherbrum II. Small teams formed and we climbed from September 9 to 24. Aside from climbing such well-known mountains as Gondokoro Peak and going to Gondokoro La, we did a few first ascents involving rock, ice and mixed climbing.

Edward Bekker, Koninklijke Nederlandse Alpen Vereniging