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 Gasherbrum IV

It was in 1958 that a strong Italian expedition led by Riccardo Cassin climbed Gasherbrum IV peak (7925 meters/26000 ft) through north ridge after over-coming great climbing difficulties. It was the mountaineers like Walter Bonatti and Carlo Mauri who successfully reached its top.

They spent the whole night at camp-6 because of a severe snow storm and they came down to camp-5 (7193 meters/23600 ft) via a very technical and dangerous route. It was one of the members of this party, Giuseppi de Francesch, who stopped himself from falling to his death from this mountain.

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