American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, Pakistan, Gasherbrum II Attempts

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  • Publication Year: 1996

Gasherbrum II Attempts. Five Austrians led by Helmut Gaubmann failed at 7400 meters when Norbert Fischbacher contracted cerebral edema. He was evacuated in a delicate operation with the help of the Swiss expedition that had been cooperating with them. A German IMC commercial group was formed by an Austrian couple and a young German, led by Mexican Hector Ponce de Leon. They failed at around 6500 meters.

Xavier Eguskitza, Pyrenaica, Bilbao, Spain

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