Gasherbrum II Expedition(8,035m) – 2017 Spring

Gasherbrum II Expedition(8,035m) – 2017 Spring

Gasherbrum II is part of the greater Gasherbrum group of 5 peaks, 2 of which soar over 8000m, and is the world’s 13th highest mountain. She is roundly held as one of the most straight-forward and accessible of the fourteen, and climbers on her normal route, if sufficiently resourced and prepared, enjoy reasonable summit rates in clement weather. She is of course an 8000meter, and as such repels many dozens of climbers every year. In 2004 some 38 climbers from multiple nationalities reached her summit after a small weather window opened near the end of the season.

Gasherbrum II is part of the greater Gasherbrum group of 5 peaks, 2 of which soar over 8000m, and is the world’s 13th highest mountain. She is roundly held as one of the most straight-forward and accessible of the fourteen, and climbers on her normal route, if sufficiently resourced and prepared, enjoy reasonable summit rates in clement weather. She is of course an 8000meter, and as such repels many dozens of climbers every year. In 2004 some 38 climbers from multiple nationalities reached her summit after a small weather window opened near the end of the season. The route of choice is the SW ridge. A mostly clearly defined spur that is relatively free of objective dangers. Nonetheless history shows more than a few climbers have perished on this route due to these causes. If you want to climb G2, you will need outstanding stamina, a fierce determination, and an ability to deal with ‘expedition downtime’ – boredom, apathy, lethargy, and cold lonely nights on the glacier. 8K peaks are to climbers what the Grand Slam series is to tennis players (with the exception that there are no spectators at 26,000ft). So if your not ready yet for your “Wimbledon” your not ready for G2. In real terms, you should have several serious seasons of climbing at or above 6500m before you can contemplate an ascent of Gasherbrum II or any other 8000m peak. Generally most expeditions that come here allot up to 55 days to climb this mountain from arrival in Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan.

Day 1: Arrive Islamabad.
Day 2: Briefing at Ministry of Tourism. Meeting with LO
Day 3: Fly to Skardu (1 hr) or drive to Chilas.
Day 4: Day free at Skardu or drive Chilas-Skardu (8-10 hrs).
Day 5: By jeeps to Askole (8-9 hrs) at 3000 meters.
Day 6: Dumordu River to Jhola (8-9 hrs).
Day 7: Trek to Paiyu, good views of Baltoro and trango group (7 hrs).
Day 8: Day free at Paiyu for acclimatization (3600m).
Day 9: To Khuburtze (5-8 hrs): 4000 m.
Day 10: Urdukas: 4-5 hrs walk mostly along the crest of lateral moraine
Day 11: Goro II: Glacier for 3-4 hrs to the camp site at 4500 meters
Day 12: Concordia: 5-6 hours slightly easy walk, with spectacular views
Day 13: 6 hours trek to Gasherbrum camp.
Day14-40: Climb Gasherbrum.
Day41-47: Return to Askole and drive to Skardu.
Day 48: Fly to Islamabad or drive to Chilas.
Day 49: Day free at Islamabad or drive to Islamabad.
Day 50: Am de-briefing, pm fly home.

Insurance: It is a condition of joining any of our trips that be protected against comprehensive expenses potential to incur due to medical issues or accidents (to include air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and treatment costs). Please be noted that you can buy insurance through Travelex Insurance with Travel Select plan is highly recommended. When you ready to purchase Insurance please use our reference number 47-0110 and tell your traveling or climbing with Himalayan Sherpa Trek & Expedition LLC, “dba” International Sherpa Guides (ISG).

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