American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, Pakistan, Gasherbrum II

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  • Publication Year: 1982

Gasherbrum II. Austrians Gabriele Binder, Dr. Georg Fritsch, Franz and Gerhard Neumayer, Franz Püchler and Walter Senhotta and Pakistani Shah Jehan made an ascent of Gasherbrum II by the standard route. They traveled from Dasso to Base Camp at 16,500 feet from May 24 to June 4. They set up an intermediate camp at 18,200 feet on June 12 and Camp I at 19,350 feet on June 14. They fixed rope from Camp I to 21,325 feet. Camp II was placed at 22,650 feet on June 21. No more rope was fixed. Camp III was established at 23,950 feet on June 28. On June 29 the two Neumayers climbed to the summit in clear but very windy weather. Further summit attempts were prevented by bad weather. (Information kindly supplied to the Editor by Franz Neumayer.)

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