Attractions: Gashabrum (also known as Hidden Peak or K5) is the 11th highest peak on Earth and the 3rd highest in Pakistan.Gashabrum I is part of the Gashabrum massif, located in the Karakoram region. Gashabrum is often claimed to mean "Shining Wall", presumably a reference to the highly visible face of the neighboring peak Gashabrum IV; but in fact it comes from "rgasha" (beautiful) and "brum" (mountain) in Balti, hence it actually means "beautiful mountain."
In 1958 a strong Italian expedition led by Riccardo Cassin climbed Gasherbrum IV peak through north ridge after over-coming great climbing difficulties. It were mountaineers like Walter Bonatti and Carlo Mauri who successfully ached its top. They spent the whole night at camp-6 because of a severe snow storm. At day-time they came down to camp-5 (7,193m / 23,600ft) through a very 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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Shigar Baltistan, Baltoro Karakoram, Pakistan Asia