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Asia, Pakistan, Garumbar Glacier, Hispar Region

Garumbar Glacier, Hispar Region. British climbers Dave Wilkinson, Tony Park, Bill Church and Brian Davison visited the Hispar region of the Karakoram. From the town of Hispar, they reconnoitered the Yengutz Har and the Garumbar Glaciers before deciding to place Base Camp on the latter. On July 28, they climbed a 5900-meter peak two kilometers north-northeast of Spantik and on August 3, a 5800-meter peak at the head of the Garumbar Glacier. Davison and Wilkinson then made a quick trip to the Naltar valley but failed to climb the south ridge of the South Twin. Throughout, they were hampered by unusually warm weather, which caused excessive rockfall. [We are grateful to Mr. Wilkinson for giving us this information.]