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Gasherbrum II Feng Berg

Gasherbrum II Feng Berg

At 76.7 0E and 35.7 0N, Gasherburm II Feng of 8028 meters above sea level, is located on the main ridge line of Karakorum Shan and is the fourth highest peak in Karakorum Shan Range and the thirteenth highest peak in Karakorum Shan Range and the thirteenth highest peak in the world. About 21 kilometers southeast of Qogir Feng as the crow flies, it rides on the boundary between China and Kashmir Area (actually controlled by Pak-istan).

Gasherbrum II Feng contains 4 major ridges: the Northwest Ridge, the Southeast Ridge, the East Ridge and the Southwest Ridge, among which the Northwest and East Ridge are on the main ridge line of Krarkorum Shan Range, with the northside in China. The tall and giant Gasherbrum II Feng has charac-teristics of precipitous ravines and valleys while the summit appears just like a giant Pyramid, with the steep slope walls covered by snow. The terrain on the side, however, is even more steep and complicated and frequented by snow avalanches, making it difficult to reach. No success has yet been achieved in conquering the summit on the Chinese side. Three Austrians, Fritz•Moravec, H•Willen part, S•Larch, were the first to surmount the summit along the southwest ridge (part of Kashmir Area) on July 1, 1956.