Dec 19, 2015 this is only the second of pakistans 8,000meter peaks to be climbed in winter. The first ascent was made on 8th july 1956 by fritz moravec, josef larch and hans willenpart. It was the first time that i had shared an expedition with a woman and a great friend, gerlinde kaltenbrunner. A light covering of new snow mostly falling on fri nightextremely cold max 23c on fri night, min 27c on wed afternoonwind will be generally. Gasherbrum ii 8035mt first winter ascent ever 2nd february 2011 duration. Gasherbrum iv photo gallery home mountains of travel photos. It is generally considered one of the easiest 8000 meter peaks, though like any mountain of its stature, an ascent is not to be taken lightly.
Gasherburm i is the worlds eleventh highest peak, broad peak is the twelfth highest, and gasherbrum ii is the thirteenth highest. The highest peak, gasherbrum i, is also known as hidden peak, a name given it by william martin conway in 1892 in reference to its extreme remoteness. Bang jungho, kim tongkwan and yoo hukjae reached the summit after a sieged ascent quoted as 5. Gasherbrum ii is the th highest mountain in the world, located in the neighbourhood of k2 and broad peak in the karakoram mountain range of pakistan.
After arriving at dassu by jeep, glenn brindeiro, steven casebolt, donald goodman, david hambly, dr. He named five of these peaks k1, k2, k3, k4 and k5, where the k denotes karakoram. Gasherbrum ii 8035m26,362ft is the th highest 8000m peak in the world. Gasherbrum iii fails to meet a 500 metres 1,600 ft topographic prominence cutoff to be an independent mountain.
Gasherbrum iii was one of the highest unclimbed summits in the world up to its first ascent in 1975, by wanda rutkiewicz, alison chadwickonyszkiewicz, janusz onyszkiewicz and krzysztof zdzitowiecki, members of a polish expedition. Whether this is your first 8,000m peak or your third, the nature of climbing in this region will have its own unique flavour. In three days in radiant weather we were on the summit of gasherbrum ii. Gasherbrum definition of gasherbrum by the free dictionary. Gasherbrum i, also known as hidden peak 8068 meters26,470ft, is the highest peak among them. Reinhold messner is undoubtedly the greatest mountain climber of all time. The two passed fellow italian marco confortola, who had just summited gasherbrum ii and gave him a bottle of coke to celebrate. Jiashuerbulumu ii feng, an aa kent as k4, is the t heichest moontain in the warld at 8,035 metres 26,362 ft abuin sea level. Gasherbrum synonyms, gasherbrum pronunciation, gasherbrum translation, english dictionary definition of gasherbrum. Gasherbrum ii 8035 m, gasherbrum i 8068 m, broad peak.
Only k2, the second highest mountain in the world, has retained montgomeries name. In addition to the following dvds and videos please see gasherbrum ii videos. Messner stated only one out of 30 alpinists wouldve survived this climb. A light covering of new snow mostly falling on fri night. For more information on the karakoram generally, see peakwares entry for gasherbrum. To see the full list of photos, see k2 photo gallery gasherbrum is a remote group of peaks located at the northeastern end of the baltoro glacier in. Gasherbrum ii tambem conhecido como k4 e a decima terceira montanha mais elevada do mundo. It is part of gasherbrum massif and share a common base camp, mountaineers have the option to attempt gasherbrum i ii by. The first ascent on g2 made by australians led by fritz moravec along with josef larch and hans willenpart on 8th july, 1956. Baltistan has a harsh climate, with an average annual precipitation of only 6 inches 150 mm. Gasherbrum ii is part of the greater gasherbrum group of 5 peaks, 2 of which soar over 8000m, and is the worlds th highest mountain. And i said, i dont understand what youre saying, but i would love to go with you because youre my hero. At the head of the baltoro glacier, at the end of one of the worlds most famed mountain walks, lies the heaviest and most remote concentration of high peaks on the planet.
Gasherbrum ii expedition is considered to be the safest and easiest among the 8,000 meter peaks of the karakoram. The shining wall in the karakoram range is gasherbrum ii. The mountain was first climbed on july 7, 1956, by an austrian expedition which. Introducing youtube go a brand new app to download and watch videos youtube go is your everyday companion, even when you have limited data or a. Nov 26, 2008 pawel michalski summit video from gasherbrum 2 8038 m taken on 31. Dec 19, 2015 2211 simone moro, cory richards, and denis urubko summited gasherbrum ii 8,035m26,362 in pakistan, the thirteenthhighest mountain in the world, reaching the top around 11. Gasherbrum ii expedition karakoram mountains pakistan. It is an ideal choice for suitably experienced climbers wishing to attempt their first 8,000m peak. It is the thirdhighest peak of the gasherbrum massif, and is located in the karakoram, on the border between gilgitbaltistan, pakistan, and xinjiang, china. Gasherbrum 2, the worlds th highest peak and one of the fourteen 8,000m peaks, is situated at the head of pakistans baltoro glacier amongst giants such as k2, gasherbrum 1 and broad peak. First winter ascent of gasherbrum ii climbing magazine. Compilation of incidents from various attempts on the summit of gasherbrum ii by the 2009 altitude junkies expedition team, including the icefall, camps 1 and 2 and the banana ridge.
In baltistan highest mountain in the world, gasherbrum i 26,470 feet 8,068 metres, and broad peak i 26,401 feet 8,047 metres. Gasherbrum is a mountain group in the karakoram, south of k2, that consists of three eightthousanders and several other high mountains resp. Broad peak was thought to miss out on a knumber as it was hidden from montgomeries view by the gasherbrum group. The route is objectively safe with technical difficulties of, at most, alpine ad on some sections. Gasherbrum ii is the third highest peak of the gasherbrum massif, and the thirteenth highest peak in the world. They first climbed gasherbrum ii, then went down to gasherbrum passla and continued to gasherbrum i by a variant of the north west face. Gasherbrum i was designated k5 meaning the 5th peak of the karakoram by t. Excruciating cold, fierce winds, and the deprivations of camping for months in a frozen environment are the reason those attempts fell short of. A series of four peaks in the karakoram range of the himalaya mountains in northern kashmir.
Somente o k2, a segunda montanha mais alta no mundo. It is part of the karakoram mountain range in the himalayas, and located at the top of the baltoro glacier. Amical alpin, anspruchsvolle expedition gasherbrum 8035 m pakistan gemeinsam unterwegs. Cory richards, adventurers of the year 2012 national. Gasherbrum iv g iv is sometimes referred to as the most beautiful peak in the karakoram. Gasherbrum is a remote group of peaks located at the northeastern end of the baltoro glacier in the karakoram range of the himalaya on the border of the chin. The video of the first winter ascent of gasherbrum ii, carried out by simone moro, denis urubko and cory richards on 02022011. C d30 acclimatization, ascend and descend gasherbrum i ii. The book briefly describes messners ascents of manaslu in 1972, gasherbrum i hidden peak in 1975, everest without oxygen in 1978 and solo in 1980, nanga parbat solo in 1978, k2 in 1979, and a traverse of gasherbrum i and ii in 1984. The next day was a fairly short trekking day passing muztagh tower before arriving at concordia, the highlight of the whole trek with k2 dominating the view. Thomas vaughan and i as leader on may 15 started our trek to base camp 16,500 feet, which we reached on may 27. Nomeou cinco destes picos, sendo k1, k2, k3, k4 e k5, onde o k tem origem em karakoram. Gasherbrum ii 8034 m is the thirteenth highest mountain on our planet. Whether this is your first 8,000m peak or your third, the nature of climbing in.
Gasherbrum ii is part of the greater gasherbrum group of 5 peaks, 2 of which soar. We were the only team in 2016 to make gasherbrum i and ii summit. In 2011, together with alex txikon from spain, we spent more than 50 days making the first attempt to climb gasherbrum i in winter. In 1892, william martin conway provided the alternate name, hidden peak, in reference to its extreme remoteness. She is roundly held as one of the most straightforward and accessible of the fourteen, and climbers on her normal route, if sufficiently resourced and prepared, enjoy reasonable summit rates in clement weather. This is gasherbrum i i ii episodi 2 by cat148000 on vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them. The next trekking day we went from khoburtse to goro ii where masherbrum was striking both at sunset and sunrise while gasherbrum iv loomed ahead with gasherbrum ii poking out to its right.
Gasherbrum ii trekking guidebooks, books, external links, dvds. Routes statistics nations statistics fatalities table. The th highest mountain in the world is, in technical terms, still virgin. Unsuccessful attempt to climb west face of gasherbrum i.
Gasherbrum ii is the safest and easiest of the karakoram 8,000m peaks. Pawel michalski summit video from gasherbrum 2 8038 m taken on 31. Well organised and adequately resourced expeditions to this peak have enjoyed high rates of. First winter summit of gasherbaum ii outside online. Three of the gasherbrum massifs high peaks are over 8,000 meters. Broad peak 8051 m see for more media gasherbrum ii 8034 m. Gasherbrum ii, the thirteenth tallest mountain in the world and the second tallest in the gasherbrum group, is on the northernmost section of the. The approach to this mountain had never been done on foot in winter. C d30 acclimatization, ascend and descend gasherbrum iii. An incredible look at what goes into climbing an 8,000 meter peak in winter and the emotional challenges that come with the pressures of climbing in such an inhospitable environment.
Gasherbrum ii is the least difficult of the karakorams 8000m peaks and provides a good introduction to the world of extreme high altitude mountaineering combined with one of the best treks in the world. Messner gasherbrum 1984 sottotitoli italiano youtube. Gasherbrum i trekking guidebooks, books, external links, dvds. Masherbrum is the highest peak of the masherbrum mountains, a subrange of the karakoram range. C d44 trek on vigne glacier to ali camp 5010m 78 hours. Francesco cassardo survives crash on gasherbrum vii powder. It is a large and striking peak, which is somewhat overshadowed by the nearby 8,000 metres 26,000 ft peaks of the main range of the karakoram which includes four of the fourteen eightthousanders, namely k2, gasherbrum i, broad peak and gasherbrum ii. Aug 24, 2016 we were the only team in 2016 to make gasherbrum i and ii summit. Gasherbrum ii first winter ascent ever by the north face athletes simone moro, denis urubko and cory richards. Compilation of incidents from various attempts on the summit of gasherbrum ii by the 2009 altitude junkies expedition team, including the. G2 is located in the karakoram, on the border between xinjiang, china and gilgitbaltistan province in pakistan. Moro and urubko attempted nanga parbat in pakistan this year but gave up earlier in the winter. C d46 trek to hushe proceed to skardu and debriefing. You will not, of course, make it to wherever you are going.
Aac publications gasherbrum i 8,068m, south face, winter. It is the second highest peak in the gasherbrum peaks with an altitude of 8,035 meters. The austrians fritz moravec, josef larch and hans willenpart tackle the 8035m high giant called gasherbrum ii. The balance of this entry for g iv has been written by its peak guardian. Nov 09, 2011 cory richards is an adventurer of the year for becoming the first american to summit an 8,000meter peak in winter pakistans gasherbrum ii and making his film cold, an adventure story for the ages. The book briefly describes messners ascents of manaslu in 1972, gasherbrum i hidden peak in 1975, everest without oxygen in 1978 and solo in 1980, nanga parbat solo in 1978, k2 in 1979, and a traverse of gasherbrum i and ii. Gasherbrum ii 8 035 m 26,361 ft gasherbrum ii formaly k4 is part of the greater gasherbrum group of 6 peaks and is the worlds th highest mountain.
The route offers straightforward climbing in a superb and dramatic location. And he goes, its in pakistan, and for those of you who dont know. A dusting of new snowextremely cold max 25c on sun night, min 27c on tue afternoonwind will be generally light. Click on an image to see the full size with a caption. Gasherbrum i photo gallery home mountains of travel photos. It contains several glaciers, including siachen glacier, the site of occasional skirmishes between indian and. The first, gasherbrum ii, was climbed by simone moro, cory richards, and denis urubko last winter. Home trending history get youtube premium get youtube tv best of youtube music sports. 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.844 1466 725 27 383 715 1253 389 791 740 630 312 836 837 948 405 1209 698 1069 951 838 1295 377 1040 1094 149 797 263 731 932 263 1222 259 1444 1433 791 684 836