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Year 2009 has been a very bleak season for Mountaineering in Pakistan. The current security state of the country has adversely affected the inflow of Tourists in Pakistan. This year a total No of 63 teams originally applied for attempting various peaks but 18 withdrew their applications leaving 45 teams who have been granted permit to climb various peaks of their choice, 02 more teams who had been granted permit to climb peaks did not turn up for climbing, thus leaving just 43 teams in the field. Out of these four teams were granted permission to climb 02 peaks each and one team to climb 03 peaks, as such overall 49 attempts were made to climb various peaks by 343 climbers including 54 climbers attempting 2 peaks each thus totaling the numbers of attempting climbers to 397. Out of these 15 expeditions have returned successful by putting 63 climbers on the summits of various peaks including o3 climbers summiting 02 peaks each whereas 34 teams have returned unsuccessful. Unluckily 02 climbers lost their lives while descending from the summit of Nanga Parbat while another 04 climbers lost their lives while attempting K-2, Broad Peak , G-II & Latok-I.

K2 8611-M

 
Vasily,Sergey ,Maxut
 
 
Yang Chun Feng in Skardu Baltistan
 
Year 2009 has been an unluckily year for K2 and Broad Peak climbers. As many as 55 climbers of 06 teams tried to climb the savage mountain K2 but none could succeed in his efforts. Whereas one Italian mountaineer Mr. Michael Fait lost his life in an attempt to climb this peak on 29 Jun 2009.

Nanga Parbat 8125-M

 
Go Mi Sun
 
 
Joao Garcia Purtugal
 
On the other hand year 2009 proved to be a lucky year for climbing on Nanga Parbat and G-I. Although just 03 expeditions were launched on Nanga Parbat luckily all of these returned successful by putting 22 out of 41 climbers on top of Nanga Parbat including 04 Pakistani climbers. But once again it lived upto its nick name “The Killer Mountain” by claiming the lives of 02 climbers. One of them being Mr. Wolfgang Koelblinger from Austria and the other Ms Go Mi Sun from South Korea, incidentally both of them died while descending from the summit after successfully summitting the Peak on 10 July 2009.

It will be of great interest for the mountain lovers to Know that Nanga Parbat was the 11th peak out of 14 peaks above 8,000 Meters in the world so far climbed by Ms. Go Mi Sun the strong lady form Korea. In a bid to complete her tally of 14 peaks, she climbed 04 Peaks above 8,000 Meters this year, 03 in Nepal and 01 in Pakistan. As such now only 03 peaks i.e. G-I, G-II and Annapurana were left to be summitted by her to make her dream come true, but unluckily destiny did not spare her to do so.

Gasherbrum-I (8068-M)

 
Veikka Guftafsson
 
 
Kazuya Hiraide with Veikka Guftafsson
 
All five expeditions launched on G-I were successful in putting their 18 members out of 51 on top of the invincible G-I without any incidence, including 02 Pakistani climbers.

Broad Peak (8047-M)

 
Eelco Jansen & Members
 
 
Eelco Jansen & Leo Cantaluppi
 
78 climbers of 08 different teams tried their luck to surmount the Broad Peak but only one mountaineer Mr. Joseph Permane Sabate of Spain managed to reach the summit on 27 July 2009 but not before it had taken the life of an Italian female mountaineer Ms. Cristina Castagna on 23 July 2009

Gasherbrum-II (8035-M)

Two out of Nine expeditions launched on G-II returned successful by putting 02 climbers out of 98 on top of G-II. Unluckily Mr. Luis Maria Barbero leader of Spanish expedition lost his life while attempting the summit, on 20 Jul 2009.

Latok-I (7215-M)

 
Alvaro Novellon
 
 
Oscar Perez & Alvaro Novellon
 
Two teams tried their luck on this rock and ice pyramid but unluckily none could succeed and the Spanish Expedition lost the life of Mr. Oscar Perez during an unsuccessful attempt on 12 August 2009.

Spantik (7027-M)

Four out of Six expeditions launched on Spantik returned successful by putting 20 climbers on top of this peak including one Pakistani. Two teams have returned unsuccessful.

Other Expeditions

All other 9 expeditions launched on K-6, K-7, G-III, G-IV, G-VI, Kunyang Chish, Pumari Chish, Raka Poshi and Tahu Rutum have returned unsuccessful.

Fatalities

06 climbers lost their lives on various mountains: -
i.Michael Fait of Italy died on k-2 on 29 Jun 2009
ii.Luis Maria Barbero of Spain died on G-II on 20 Jul 2009 (summit)
iii.Ms. Cristina Castagna of Italy died on Broad Peak on 23 Jul 2009
iv.Wolfgang Koelblinger of Austria died on Nanga Parbat on 10 Jul 2009 (summit)
v.Ms. Go Mi Sun of South Korea died on Nanga Parbat on 10 Jul 2009 (summit)
vi.Mr.Oxcer Perez of Spain died on Latok-I on 12 Aug 2009.

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Liba Kopeckovagreat and sad...

Liba Kopeckova

Voted 10/10

thanks for the information...well organized, and sad to see faces of those who perished in the mountains...
Posted Jan 12, 2010 8:04 am

Karrar HaidriRe: great and sad...

Karrar Haidri

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Thanks for your visit and vote.Yes Pakistan's Mountains are most difficult in the World to climb.
Greetings from Pakistan.
Posted Jan 12, 2010 10:21 am

EricChuThanks a lot!

EricChu

Voted 10/10

I find it great that you posted this report, listing all the successes on the pakistani peaks and also mentioning those who tragically lost their lives during attempts on these peaks. A very valuable contribution!!
Posted Jan 12, 2010 6:18 pm

Karrar HaidriRe: Thanks a lot!

Karrar Haidri

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Thanks MauriceRavel,for your appreciation and vote!Cheers.

Posted Jan 13, 2010 9:43 am

klwagarthanks

klwagar

Voted 10/10

for the info. I knew a couple of the successful climbers of Nanga Parbat this year and had wished I was there. It was sad what happened.
Posted Jan 13, 2010 12:13 am

Karrar HaidriRe: thanks

Karrar Haidri

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Dear klwaqar,
Many thanks for your visit and vote. Yes the year 2009 proved to be a lucky year for climbing on Nanga Parbat. Although just 03 expeditions were launched on Nanga Parbat luckily all of these returned successful by putting 22 out of 41 climbers on top of Nanga Parbat including 04 Pakistani climbers. But once again it lived upto its nick name “The Killer Mountain” by claiming the lives of 02 climbers. One of them being Mr. Wolfgang Koelblinger from Austria and the other Ms Go Mi Sun from South Korea, incidentally both of them died while descending from the summit after successfully summitting the Peak.
Posted Jan 13, 2010 9:56 am

BrunoVery informative

Bruno

Voted 10/10

Thanks Karrar for posting this very informative article.

One suggestion though: could you attach as "related object" to this article your previous articles from 2006, 2007 and 2008? I would be easier for the reader to check also the previous yearly reports.

Cheers,
Bruno
Posted Jan 16, 2010 5:48 am

Karrar HaidriRe: Very informative

Karrar Haidri

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Many thanks for your vote and kind comments.I appreciate your suggestion.You are right that it would be easier for the reader to check also the previous yearly reports.
Greetings from Pakistan.
Posted Jan 16, 2010 10:22 am

kwiatekG-IV

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Does anyone know what team attempted G IV this year?
Posted Jan 20, 2010 1:14 am

Karrar HaidriRe: G-IV

Karrar Haidri

Hasn't voted

Thanks for your visit,This year a five members team led by Bruce Normand tried to summit Gasherbrum IV but they didnt reach to summit because of bad weather.
Members of International GIV 7925-M Expedition
1. Bruce Normand (L) UK
2. David Faelt Sweden
3. Donald Bowie USA
4. Willian Pierson USA
5. Guy McKinnon Newzealand
Posted Jan 20, 2010 10:52 am

dadndaveThanks.

dadndave

Voted 10/10

Thank you Karrar, for your annual update on the triumphs and tragedies in the mountains of Pakistan this year.
Posted Jan 20, 2010 5:52 am

Karrar HaidriRe: Thanks.

Karrar Haidri

Hasn't voted

Thanks for your sharing your views and vote.
Greetings from Pakistan
Posted Jan 20, 2010 11:19 am

ghazighulamrazaVery Nice

ghazighulamraza

Voted 10/10

Nicely written.
Posted Jan 30, 2010 6:14 am

Karrar HaidriRe: Very Nice

Karrar Haidri

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Thanks Ghazi Sahib for your visit and vote.
Posted Jan 30, 2010 10:54 am

ghazighulamrazaRe: Very Nice

ghazighulamraza

Voted 10/10

Wish you a good season 2010.
Posted Feb 1, 2010 9:55 am

AndinistalocoThank

Andinistaloco

Voted 10/10

you for the report; this is very informative.
Posted Feb 4, 2010 12:38 pm

Karrar HaidriRe: Thank

Karrar Haidri

Hasn't voted

You are most Welcome.Thanks for your visit and vote!Cheers
Posted Feb 5, 2010 7:26 am

NadeemkhawarNice

Nadeemkhawar

Voted 10/10

documentation and information. Sad, after reading about the poor strength of tourism in Pakistan.
Posted May 10, 2010 12:03 am

Karrar HaidriRe: Nice

Karrar Haidri

Hasn't voted

Thanks for your sharing your kind comments. Yes,the year 2009 has been a very bleak season for Mountaineering in Pakistan. The security state of the country has adversely affected the inflow of Tourists in Pakistan during 2009.Now the situation is going better I hope 2010 will be better for tourism in Pakistan
Inshallah.

Regards

Karrar
Posted May 10, 2010 11:47 am

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