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China Pakistan Friendship Expedition Scales Spantik Peak


Sunday - 15th July 2012

The China Pakistan Friendship Expedition to Spantik Peak, by the Grace of Allah, has successfully scaled the summit of 7,027 metre high Spantik Peak today. In a call from mountainís summit, the Expedition leader Lt Col (Retd) Dr Abdul Jabbar Bhatti said that the Expedition members took turns to reach the summit between 1:45 pm to 2:15 pm on Sunday 15th July. Earlier the summit team, which had started from Camp II (5,600 meters) on 14 July established Camp III (6,200 metres) the same day and started for the summit from Camp III today in the morning. The summit party comprising five Chinese and five Pakistani members including two high altitude porters successfully hoisted flags of China and Pakistan jointly on the Spantik summit. It was partial cloudy with light snow fall throughout their ascent from Camp III. The Expedition is scheduled to descend to Camp II today by evening and to the Base Camp on 16 July. All its members are stated to be in good health.

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