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Shaheen Baig, member in the Polish team, during the summit push last Friday. He is back up in C1, searching for the three missing climbers.
Image by Artur Hajzer courtesy Polish winter GI expedition 2012, SOURCE
Nasir (Nisar) Hussain, a close friend of Gerfried since 2003.
courtesy Nisar Hussain
2007 file image of Gerfried (right in image).
Swiss mountain guide Cedric Hahlen.
courtesy Cedric Hahlen

GI rescue effort: Shaheen and Abbas in C1, details on route and climbers, word from BC

Posted: Mar 13, 2012 05:30 pm EDT

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(Angela Benavides/TS) More Pakistani climbers are joining the effort on Gasherbrum 1. Shaheen Baig, HAP with the Polish team and Abbas, experienced altitude climber originally co-hired as kitchen help by both teams, reached C1 on the peak's normal route at 1 pm, local time today, Polish team leader Artur Hajzer told ExplorersWeb. "Shaheen and Abbas should continue tomorrow further up to C2, weather permitting," Artur added. As earlier reported by ExplorersWeb in Pakistan Karrar Haidri the search helicopters, grounded since...

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