Czech mountaineer Zdenek Hruby dies in Pakistan`s Karakoram

Last Updated: Saturday, August 10, 2013 - 18:56

Prague: Czech Mountaineering Federation head Zdenek Hruby has died while climbing Gasherbrum I, an 8,068-metre (26,469-foot) peak in the northern Pakistani Karakoram range, the federation said on its website on Saturday.
No further details were given as to the cause of death.

Hruby, 57, and his long-time climbing partner Marek Holecek, 38, were attempting the first ascent of the south-west face of the mountain.

Gasherbrum I, also known as Hidden Peak, is the world`s eleventh highest.

AFP



First Published: Saturday, August 10, 2013 - 18:51

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