Gasherbrum 1 (8125m)

 
 

Gasherbrum I , also known as Hidden Peak or K-5, is the 11th highest peak on Earth, located on the Pakistan-China border in Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan and Xinjiang region of China. Gasherbrum I is part of the Gasherbrum massif, located in the Karakoram region of the Himalaya. Gasherbrum is often claimed to mean "Shining Wall", presumably a reference to the highly visible face of the neighboring peak Gasherbrum IV; but in fact it comes from "rgasha" (beautiful) + "brum" (mountain) in Balti, hence it actually means "beautiful mountain."

Gasherbrum I was designated K5 (meaning the 5th peak of the Karakoram) by T.G. Montgomerie in 1856 . 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 also members of the team.

 

 

Duration         47-52 days
Zone                Restricted
Season            June- August

Expedition Itinerary
Days Activities                 Stay

 

01                        Arrival in Islamabad                                                                        Hotel                 
02                        Briefing in Alpine club of pakistan                                                Hotel
03                        Flight to Skardu Or drive to Chilas                                                Hotel
04                        Drive to Skardu                                                                                 Hotel
05                        Jeep drive to Askoli                                                                          Camp
06                        Trek to Julla                                                                                       Camp
07                        Trek to payu                                                                                       Camp
08                        Rest day in Payu                                                                               Camp
09                        Trek to urdokas                                                                                 Camp
10                        Trek to Goro 2                                                                                    Camp
11                        Trek to Shama                                                                                   Camp
12                        Trek to G-1 BC                                                                                    Camp
13-14                   Rest day praper climbing gears                                                    Camp
15-17                   Climb to ABC 5500m                                                                       Camp
18-22                   Camp 1 (6000m)                                                                              Camp
23-28                   Camp 2 (6500m)                                                                               Camp
29-35                   Camp 3 (7200m)  summit push 8068m                                       Camp
36-38                   Rest day (BC closing)                                                                       Camp
39                         Trek to Ali Camp                                                                                 Camp
40                         Trekk to Gongorola 5600m to Khuspange                                    Camp
41                         Trek to Siacho                                                                                     Camp

42                         Trek to Hushe and jeep drive to Skardu                                          Hotel

43                          Free day in Skardu                                                                              Hotel

44                          Flight to Islamabad Or drive to Chilas                                             Hotel

45                          Drive to Islamabad                                                                              Hotel

46                          Debriefing in alpine club of pakistan                                               Hotel

47                          Safe hand flight to home