K2 (8,611 M) EXPEDITION


Elevation: 8,611 Meters 
Mountain Range: Karakoram 
First Ascent: Achille Compagnoni and Lino Lacedelli (Italy), July 31, 1954
Zone: Permitted 
Duration: 60 Days 
Best Time: Mid May - End August

Reinhold Messner gives his opinion about K-2 that it is the most impressive but the most difficult peak in the world to ascend. For this same reason, the locals call it Chogori, which means 'the king of mountains.' K2 is also described as the "killer," "awesome", "savage," and "the mountain of mountains." The lower face up to 6,000 meters of the might K-2 is rocky, beyond this altitude a vertical ocean of snow begins and continues to top.

K2 majestically stands on the Pakistan-China border ruling the mighty Karakoram. The traditional route to base camp of K-2 goes through Baltoro Glacier. The height of the peak is 28,267 feet /8,616 meters, according to the survey done by Italian geologists in 2004.

Over two hundred and fifty, climbers have climbed the peak through different routes. The most common and most accessible is Abruzzi Ridge, followed by the legendry Italian climbers Mr. Lino Lacedelli and Mr. Achille Compagnoni, who reached the summit 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- K2 Base Camp Camp
13-51 Climbing Camp
52 K2 Base Camp-Goro-II Camp
53 Goro-II-Urdukus Camp
54 Urdukus-Paiju Camp
55 Paiju-Korofong Camp
56 Korofong-Askoli-Skardu Hotel
57 Skardu-Chilas Hotel
58 Chilas-Islamabad Hotel
59 De-briefing Hotel
60 Departure - - -
K2 8611m, Baltistan, Pakistan
K2 8611m, Baltistan, Pakistan
K2 8611m, Baltistan, Pakistan

 


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