from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A series of four peaks in the Karakoram Range of the Himalaya Mountains in northern Kashmir. Gasherbrum I is the highest, at 8,073.4 m (26,470 ft), although Gasherbrum IV, 7,930 m (26,000 ft), has been called more difficult than Everest for mountain climbers. The other two peaks are 8,039.8 m (26,360 ft) and 7,957.5 m (26,090 ft) high.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- proper n. A mountain in Kashmir, 26,470 feet high.
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- n. a mountain in northern Kashmir (26,470 feet high)
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The Himalayas fascinate me; I shall also like discovering Tibet, Karakoram and perhaps by climbing Cho-Oyu, Shisha or Gasherbrum.
She was America's leading female alpinist, the only woman internationally to climb six of 14 peaks that measured 8,000 meters: Gasherbrum II, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Broad Peak, Shishapangma, and Everest (twice), and the record holder of unexplored first mountain ascents.
Kashmír_ the heights of Gasherbrum and Masherbrum (see page 21) are given respectively as 26,360 and 25,560 feet, and that of Hidden Peak,
The first success came this year, when a three-member team including American Cory Richards summitted Gasherbrum II.
Oh began hunting down the 8000m peaks from 1997 with Gasherbrum II, the 13th highest peak.
Oh's final summit came almost 13 years after climbing the 8,035-metre Gasherbrum II in July 1997.
It is a difficult land though with some of the highest mountain peaks in the world such as Broad Peak, K2 and Gasherbrum.
She claimed the feat almost 13 years after climbing the 8,035-metre Gasherbrum II in July
Oh's final summit came almost 13 years after climbing the 8,035-metre Gasherbrum II in July
The view from there is almost indescribable; we reached the crest of the pass, which was flanked by nearby glaciated summits, and the view from there was mostly clear across to the Gasherbrum massif, Broad Peak, and of course, mighty K2.
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