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 (gŭsh′ər-bro͞om′, -bro͝om′)
A series of four peaks in the Karakoram Range of the Himalaya Mountains in northern Kashmir. Gasherbrum I is the highest, at 8,068 m (26,470 ft), although Gasherbrum IV, 7,925 m (26,000 ft), has been called more difficult than Everest for mountain climbers. The other two peaks are 8,032 m (26,352 ft) and 7,952 m (26,089 ft) high.
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Noun1.Gasherbrum - a mountain in northern Kashmir (26,470 feet high)
Karakoram, Karakoram Range, Karakorum Range, Mustagh, Mustagh Range - a mountain range in northern Kashmir; an extension of the Hindu Kush; contains the 2nd highest peak
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Nirmal summited K2 on July 24, Gasherbrum - II on July 18, Gasherbrum-I on July 15 and Nanga Parbat on July 3.
Karim Shah Nizari, a friend of Denis Urubko, told Dawn that during his adventure in Pakistan the climber volunteered three rescue operations in Gasherbrum region.
Francesco Cassardo, a 30-year-old doctor from the northern Piedmont region,on Saturday gave up on reaching the 6,955-metre summit of Gasherbrum VII and was returning to base camp when he fell, Italian media reported.
The peaks, Gasherbrum 1, 2 and 6, were among the densest concentration of high mountains in the world, and had been climbed only once before, by an Italian team.
Pakistani Mountaineer Mohammad Faheem Pasha to scale Gasherbrum II this summer.
During the summer before her ordeal she had tackled two other climbs in the Himalayas exceeding 26,300ft, Gasherbrum II and Cho Oyu.
LAHORE -- Pakistani mountaineer Mohammad Faheem Pasha is all set to scale Gasherbrum II, the 13th highest mountain in the world, this summer.
She was the first American woman to summit the 8,000-meter Gasherbrum II, in Pakistan, in 1994 -- which Fox once said in an interview with Rock and Ice was her greatest accomplishment -- and then Cho Oyu in 1995.
Some major achievements that he racked up over his career include Gasherbrum I (8068m) in 1992, K2 (8611m) in 1995, Paso peak in 1996, Gasherbrum II (8035m) in 1998 and 1999 and Broad Peak Rocky Summit (8030m) in 2001.
Pakistan alone hosts 5 of them: K2(8,611m), Nanga Parbat(8,126m), Gasherbrum 1(8,080m), Broad Peak(8,051m) and Gasherbrum II (8,035m).
Bhatti is an accomplished Pakistani mountaineer who has successfully summited Broad Peak (8,051 metres high) in 1985; Gasherbrum 2 (8,035m) in 1986 and Spantik Peak (7,027m) in 2012.
The development of tourism in the region of the Karakorum has been influenced in large part by the geographic conditions, most notably by the high concentration of tall mountains - four of them above 8000 m: K2 (8611m), Gasherbrum I (8063m), Broad Peak (8047m) and Gasherbrum II (8035m.