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