Gasherbrum I & II Expedition (Double Header)
Gasherbrum I & II expedition double header registration is now open for Summer and winter. We are offering both, full board and half board services for mountaineers and alpinists from around the world.
Gasherbrum I & II Mountains stand next to each other, they have the common base camp and the higher camps until camp II. Gasherbrum I also known as Hidden Peak or K5 is the 11th highest peak on Earth. Gasherbrum is often claimed to mean Shining Wall.
Gasherbrum-I was designated K5 meaning the 5th peak of the Karakorum by T.G. Montgomery in 1856 when he first spotted the peaks of the Karakorum from more than 200 km away during the Great Trigonometric Survey of India. In 1892, William Martin Conway provided the alternate name, Hidden Peak, in reference to its extreme remoteness.
In 1956, members of an Austrian Karakorum expedition climbed Gasherbrum-II (8035m/26,361ft). The party was led by Fritz Moravec. It set up a base camp on the south Gasherbrum glacier. Camp-1 was set up at 6,005m/19,700ft. It was here that the party was forced to stay for ten days because of a severe storm. Consequently, it lost a large supply store in an avalanche. After setting up a few more camps, Fritz Moravec, Josef Larch, and Hans Willenpart set up a bivouac below 7,620m/25,000ft. In spite of frostbites suffered in the bivouac, the three reached the summit of Gasherbrum-II on the 8th July and came back without meeting any further accident.