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  • Tuesday, January 24, 2012

    Race to Gasherbrum-1

    Winter Expedition rages amidst freezing temperatures

  • No fewer than two teams are engaged to scale Gasherbrum-1, the second highest peak in the asherbrum Massif and have been engaged in acclimatisation rigours for the last few weeks. Gasherbrum-1, also known as the Hidden Peak or the K-5, is the Highest among the all the seven Gasherbrum peaks in Pakistan and is the second highest in Pakistan after K-2.

  • Tuesday, January 24, 2012

    Russian Ice warriors

    hanging in tough amidst fierce weather for the maiden ascent of K-2 in winters

  • Reports are still coming in as the Russian giants continue with their attempt to scale the Savage K-2 for the first time in winters. Karakorum, unlike its neighbouring Himalayas in Nepal, is famous for the harshest of the winters in the world after the polar caps. While the mountaineers keep fighting the below freezing temperatures, what has been more of a trouble lately are the fierce winds which have the might to blow away almost anything in its path.

  • Thursday, January 26, 2012

    Pakistan: Climbers push

    through winter storm

  • A blizzard is grueling the 8000ers in Pakistan but that doesn't stop the climbers striving for their winter summits. Simone and Denis headed back up on Nanga Parbat today, an airlift was done from K2 BC, and the team is at work on Gasherbrum 1.

  • Tuesday, January 31, 2012

    Winter Pakistan Expedition

    (News Update)

  • One day is better than other; in winter season every moment counts on the 8000ers. Climbers must push through all challenges before the storm builds up again.

  • Tuesday, January 31, 2012

    Interview with Gerfried

    Goschl: Team Leader of the Gasherbrum 1 winter expedition

  • While the Russians will be attempting the first successful ascent of the Savage K-2, another team of highly ambitious and renowned climbers will be locked in a fierce battle to summit Gasherbrum 1, the 11th highest mountain in the world. This will also be the first successful attempt of the dreaded peak in case the team is able to reach the peak in the dead of winters. Gerfried Goschl, one of the accomplished mountaineers in the world, will be leading the team including Darek Zaluski, Nisar Hussain, Cedric Hahlen, Alex Txikon and Carlos Suarez and will be treading on a new route on the 8,080 metre peak. Here is the details of the latest interview with the team leader Goschl who confided the latest intricate details of the mission.

  • Tuesday, January 31, 2012

    Climbers pushed to

    7000m on K2 and 6000m on G1

  • The climbers on G1 have been speedy right after their arrival in BC. Alex and Carlos carried fixed ropes up to 5800 meters on Tuesday. Gerfried Göschl's group went after the next day but had to turn back at 6,000m due to high risk of frostbitet, They said, "We left the gear cached up there and fled back down." The next planned round is for C1 at 6,200m.

  • Tuesday, January 31, 2012

    Fog prevented the

    climbers to reach 7100m

  • Simone and Denis went up to C2 as per their plan on Thursday and then pushed beyond to C3, at 6,600m. Simone said the cold froze the radio. An attempt to 7,100 m was thwarted by fog on Friday and the two descended to BC for a brake.