GASHERBRUM-I (8,068 M) EXPEDITION


The meaning of Gasherbrum is "Shining Wall." GASHERBRUM-I is the Highest among the six peaks of this huge massif with a height of 8,068m/26,470ft, a British explorer from the nineteenth century Conway named it the Hidden Peak. Among the six Gasherbrum peaks, the Hidden Peak is the highest one. It is ranked eleventh highest mountain in the world and has challenging technical difficulties at its lower level during ascent. The first part of Gasherbrum is steep snow and ice following with rocks that are not that hard to climb. The most common route used to ascend the Hidden peak is North West Face.

An Ameican Expedition led by Mr. Nick Clinch made the first successful ascent on July 5, 1958. His two fellow climbers Pete Schoening and Andy Kauffman, reached on the summit for the first time on August 31, 1954.

Itinerary:

Days

Areas

Overnight

01 Islamabad Hotel
02 Briefing at Ministry of Tourism Hotel
03 Islamabad-Chilas Hotel
04 Chilas-Skardu Hotel
05 Skardu Hotel
06 Skardu-Askoli Camp
07 Askoli-Jula Camp
08 Jula-Paiju Camp
09 Paiju Camp
10 Paiju-Urdukus Camp
11 Urdukus-Goro-II Camp
12 Goro-II-Concordia Camp
13 Shagharing Camp
14 Gasherbrum Base Camp Camp
15-41 Climbing Days Reserved for Ascend of Gasherbrum-II Camp
42 Gasherbrum Base Camp-Goro Camp
43 Goro-II-Urdukus Camp
44 Urdukus-Paiju Camp
45 Paiju-Korofong Camp
46 Korofong-Askoli-Skardu Hotel
47 Skardu-Chilas Hotel
48 Chilas-Islamabad Hotel
49 De-briefing Hotel
50 Departure - - -
Gasherbrum-I 8068m Karakoram Pakistan
Gasherbrum-I 8068m Karakoram Pakistan
Gasherbrum-I 8068m Karakoram Pakistan

 


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