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Zdenek Hruby, President of Czech Mountaineering Association, dies at Gasherbrum I


Monitoring Desk 

Islamabad: One of the finest mountaineers of his country – having conquered at least 8 peaks above the 8,000 meters mark, Czech climber Zdenek Hruby breathed his last in the Karakoram mountain range, at the age of 57.

His companion, Marek Holeček has confirmed that after successfully climbing Gasherbrum I, “for first time in history from the South Western side”, they were returning when Hruby slipped and fell from a height of almost one thousand meters.

He was the President of Czech Mountaineering Association.

According to a website he had climbed the following peaks above 8,000 meters:

1994 Cho Oyu 8201 m

1997 Gasherbrum I 8068 m

1997 Gasherbrum II 8035

1999 Lhotse 8516 m

2004 Shisha Pangma 8013 m

2007 Broad Peak 8048 m

2008 Dhaulagiri 8168 m

2012 Nanga Parbat 8126 m

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  1. very sad. prayers for the soul to rest in peace. He had scaled 4 out of 5 over 8000 plus peaks in Pakistan. He has remained one of the very few regular visitors to the wilderness of Pakistan. Thank you for visiting our country and promoting our mountains to people of your country and elsewhere.

  2. it is sad to hear about the death of this brave man despite all the negative news about Pakistan his love for the mountains brought him here. I hope his soul is at peace and his loved ones finds solace. My best wishes to his family.

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