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32 YEARS AGO.

Two Monklands mountaineers embarked on a hazardous climing expedition to the remote Karakorum range in Pakistan.

Back in March 1987, Iain Peter (26), of Caldercruix, and Donald Stewart (27), of Coatbridge, were part of 13-strong team to scale three peaks between May and August that year.

The expedition was filmed by five team members and was televised on the BBC's"World About Us"programme.

The peaks, Gasherbrum 1, 2 and 6, were among the densest concentration of high mountains in the world, and had been climbed only once before, by an Italian team.

Iain was a mountain guide at Aviemore, and Donald was a mechanical design engineer. Both were experienced climbers.

Iain said:"It is dangerous, but we wouldn't do it if we weren't enthusiastic and raring to go. I've been in love with the mountains for years."

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Publication:Airdrie and Coatbridge Advertiser (Lanarkshire, Scotland)
Date:May 1, 2019
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