Czech mountaineer dies while attempting to scale G-I

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

PRAGUE (Web Desk) - 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.


Earlier, four Spanish mountaineers went missing on Gasherbrum I. They reportedly ran into difficulties during their descent of the 8,068-meter peak in northern Pakistan.


In July, tragedy struck on the Gasherbrum-I peak as the Alpine Club of Pakistan confirmed the loss of a Polish mountaineer, Artur Hajzer.


Among several expeditions attempting the Gasherbrums I and II this year, Polish Artur Hajzer and Marcin Kaczkan were attempting to summit both peaks without oxygen. Their plan was to climb the two peaks via the normal route with minimum resources.


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