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Gasherbrum I

Gasherbrum I, surveyed as K5 and known as Hidden Peak, is the 11th highest mountain in the world at 8,080 metres above sea level. It is located in Gilgit–Baltistan region of Pakistan. Gasherbrum I is part of the Gasherbrum massif, located in the Karakoram region of the Himalaya. Gasherbrum is claimed to mean "Shining Wall" a reference to the visible face of the neighboring peak Gasherbrum IV. Gasherbrum I was designated K5 by T. G. Montgomerie in 1856 when he first spotted the peaks of the Karakoram from more than 200 km away during the Great Trigonometric Survey of India. In 1892, William Martin Conway provided the alternate name, Hidden Peak, in reference to its extreme remoteness. Gasherbrum I was first climbed on July 5, 1958 by Pete Schoening and Andy Kauffman of an eight-man American expedition led by Nicholas B. Clinch, Richard K. Irvin, Tom Nevison, Tom McCormack, Bob Swift and Gil Roberts were members of the team. 1934 - A large international expedition, organized by the Swiss G. O. Dyhrenfurth, explores Gasherbrum I and II.

Two climbers get to 6,300 m. 1936 - A French expedition gets to 6,900 m. 1958 - An American team led by Nicholas Clinch makes the first ascent, via Roch ridge. 1975 - Reinhold Messner and Peter Habeler reached the summit on a new route in pure alpine style taking three days total. One day a team of three led by Austrian Hanns Schell reached the summit on the American route. 1977 - The fourth successful ascent by two Slovenians, again on a new route. Team member Drago Bregar died. 1980 - Frenchmen Maurice Barrard and Georges Narbaud are successful with the fifth ascent and pass the South Ridge for the first time. 1981 - A Japanese team follows the Clinch route with fixed ropes for the sixth successful ascent. 1982 - Michael Dacher, Siegfried Hupfauer and Günter Sturm of a German expedition summit via a new route on the north face. In the same year, French Marie-José Valençot is the first woman, her husband, Sylvain Saudan from Switzerland, performs the first ski descent from the top of an 8000-metre peak to base camp.

1983 - Jerzy Kukuczka with Wojciech Kurtyka, new route. Alpine style ascent without the aid of oxygen. 1983 - Teams from Switzerland and Spain are successful. 1984 - Reinhold Messner and Hans Kammerlander traverse Gasherbrum II and Gasherbrum I without returning to base camp in between 1985 - Solo ascent by Benoît Chamoux. On July 14, the Italian Giampiero Di Federico opens a new route on the north-west face. 1997 - Magnus Rydén and Johan Åkerström reach the summit. 2003 - 19 people reach the summit, 4 deaths, including Mohammad Oraz. 2012 - March 9, Adam Bielecki and Janusz Gołąb made the first winter ascent. The ascent was made without the aid of supplementary oxygen; the same day, three climbers from a different expedition — Austrian Gerfried Goschl, Swiss Cedric Hahlen and Pakistani Nisar Hussain Sadpara — went missing, never to be found again. They were trying to ascend via a new route and are considered to have been blown off by strong winds. 2013 - 7 July, Artur Hajzer died after falling in the Japanese Coloir after an attempt to reach the summit.

2013 - 21 July, Spaniards Abel Alonso, Xebi Gomez and Álvaro Paredes climbed to the top to disappear while descending after a storm. 2017 - 30 July, in an alpine style six-day ascent without supplementary oxygen, Czechs Marek'Mára' Holeček and Zdeněk Hák established a new route named Satisfaction! Up the Southwest Face. List of mountains in Pakistan Highest Mountains of the World Carter, H. Adams. "Balti Place Names in the Karakoram". American Alpine Journal. 49: 53. Clinch, Nicholas. A Walk in the Sky: Climbing Hidden Peak. Seattle, WA, USA: The Mountaineers. ISBN 0-89886-042-3. Fanshawe, Andy. Himalaya alpine-style: the most challenging routes on the highest peaks. Seattle, WA, USA: Mountaineers Books. ISBN 0-34064-931-3. Gasherbrum I on Summitpost Gasherbrum I on Himalaya-Info.org Gasherbrum I on Peakware Summit Video of Alex Gavan's First Romanian Ascent of Gasherbrum 1

Margaret Okayo

Margaret Okayo is a professional marathon runner from Kenya. She has won a number of major marathons, including the New York City Marathon, the Boston Marathon, the London Marathon, she has won the San Diego Marathon on two occasions. Okayo started running while at primary school, she graduated from the Itierio Secondary School, located near Kisii town, in 1993. She was recruited by Kenya Prisons Service, home to the country's top women's marathon runners, in 1995 where she nurtured her running career. At the 1998 Commonwealth Games she finished fifth in 10,000 metres, she finished thirteenth at the 1999 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships. Amongst her most successful races are the wins at the New York Marathon in 2001 and 2003, the Boston Marathon in 2002 and the London Marathon in 2004, she still holds the course records at the Boston Marathon. Other marathons won by Okayo include Milan in 2003, San Diego in 2000 and 2001, she represented her native Kenya in the 2004 Summer Olympic Games in Athens, but did not finish the marathon.

She spends three months of every year training in Italy. She finished third at the 2008 Rome-Ostia Half Marathon. Okayo is of the Gusii tribe, she is coached by Gabriele Rosa. She weighs 43 kilograms. All results regarding marathon, unless stated otherwise Margaret Okayo at World Athletics IAAF: Focus on Athletes Marathoninfo profile Rosa & Associati profile

Murder of Tammy Vincent

Tammy A. Vincent was an American teenager, murdered in September 1979, her body was not identified until twenty-eight years after her death. It was believed she may have been a victim of the notorious Green River killings. However, Vincent's case has not been solved. NCIS cast member Pauley Perrette collaborated with the popular television show America's Most Wanted in 2009 to work on solving the case. Vincent grew up on a farm, she was seventeen years old when she ran away from home and engaged in prostitution as a way to survive. She was native to Washington. Vincent contacted her sister in summer 1979, explaining her wish to return home; this was the last time. It is believed that she was murdered due to the fact that she was going to testify against an organized crime leader in court; the night prior to Vincent's murder, a teen matching her description was seen accompanying a white man. The two were purchasing an ice pick as well as acetone, which were the same items used to murder her; the body was found on September 1979 in Tiburon, California.

Vincent was beaten, shot in the head, stabbed 43 times. Witnesses reported seeing a van speeding away from the scene. Upon the discovery of the remains on a beach, examiners could not identify the body, could only determine her eye color, weight and dental characteristics. At the time of death, she wore a black shirt, beige pants decorated with blue and red, high heels. In efforts to identify Vincent, the body was exhumed in 2002 and was transported to Richmond, Virginia for further examination; the Center for Missing and Exploited Children created a composite image from her skull, done on countless other unidentified decedents. Various other reconstructions have been created prior to the work done by the Center for Missing and Exploited Children. In 2007, DNA samples from Vincent's mother and sister were matched to the DNA of the remains; because Vincent's head was burned, detectives were unable to collect hair samples. She was cremated on August 7, 2007 and was laid to rest by her family that month.

Her ashes were flown from California to her family in Washington by detective Steve Nash, who had worked on the case since 1988. Murder of Anjelica Castillo, where the victim went 22 years unidentified Barbara Ann Hackmann Taylor, who went 31 years without identification Murder of Tammy Alexander, unidentified for 35 years until January 2015