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Asia, Pakistan, Masherbrum I, Southeast Face, Attempt

Masherbrum I, Southeast Face, Attempt. A Russian-American expedition led by Dr. Lev Ioffe (who resides in the U.S.) on the southeast face of Masherbrum (7821 m) was halted due to avalanches. The six-member expedition was attempting the peak in semi-alpine style and reached 7200 meters. The team decided to descend on August 9. All the members reached 7200 meters. The team comprised Irina Agarkova (33), Elena Lebedeva (36), Mikhail Souslov (36), Kontantino Sakharov (36), and Vladimir Bogdanov (39). The expedition made Base Camp at 4100 meters, Camp I at 4600 meters, Camp II at 5300 meters, Camp III at 6000 meters.

Asem Mustafa Awan, The Nation, Pakistan