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01 Concordia Campsite below Mitre Peak 08 K2 Close Up From Concordia Afternoon 11 Gasherbrum IV With Gasherbrum II Behind From Concordia 12 Gasherbrum IV Close Up At Sunset From Concordia 19 Gasherbrum IV At Sunrise From Concordia
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11 Gasherbrum IV With Gasherbrum II Behind From Concordia  [32 of 46]


The West Face of Gasherbrum IV shines in the late afternoon sun from Concordia. Gasherbrum II pokes out to the right of G4. The first ascent of Gasherbrum IV was made via the northeast ridge on August 6, 1958 by famed Italian mountaineer Walter Bonatti and Carlo Mauri on a strong Italian team led by legendary climber Riccardo Cassin. A desperate struggle between the mountain and ourselves, but we were all winners, and at 12.30 exactly the little pennants of Italy, Pakistan and the C.A.I. fluttered on the Summit itself. Fluttered no, blew out in the howling gale. - Karakoram: The Ascent Of Gasherbrum IV by Fosco Maraini.
11 Gasherbrum IV With Gasherbrum II Behind From Concordia The West Face of Gasherbrum IV shines in the late afternoon sun from Concordia.  Gasherbrum II pokes out to the right of G4. The first ascent of Gasherbrum IV was made via the northeast ridge on August 6, 1958 by famed Italian mountaineer Walter Bonatti and Carlo Mauri on a strong Italian team led by legendary climber Riccardo Cassin. A desperate struggle between the mountain and ourselves, but we were all winners, and at 12.30 exactly the little pennants of Italy, Pakistan and the C.A.I. fluttered on the Summit itself. Fluttered  no, blew out in the howling gale. - Karakoram: The Ascent Of Gasherbrum IV by Fosco Maraini.