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Gasherbrum I

Gasherbrum I (also known as Hidden Peak or K5) at 8,068 metres (26,470 feet) is the eleventh highest peak on Earth. Gasherbrum I is part of the Gasherbrum massif, located in the Karakoram region on the Pakistan-China border. In 1892, William Martin Conway provided the alternate name, Hidden Peak, in reference to its extreme remoteness. Gasherbrum in the local language means "Shining Wall".

Gasherbrum I was first climbed on July 5 1958 by Pete Schoening and Andy Kauffman of a US expedition lead by Nich Clinch.


See also: Eight-thousander, List of climbers, List of mountains

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