Final Report of Mountaineering Expeditions visited Pakistan during 2009

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Final Report of Mountaineering Expeditions visited Pakistan during 2009
Created On: Jan 12, 2010
Last Edited On: Jan 12, 2010
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 Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - Jan 12, 2010 8:04 am - Voted 10/10

great and sad...

thanks for the information...well organized, and sad to see faces of those who perished in the mountains...

Karrar Haidri

Karrar Haidri - Jan 12, 2010 10:21 am - Hasn't voted

Re: great and sad...

Thanks for your visit and vote.Yes Pakistan's Mountains are most difficult in the World to climb.
Greetings from Pakistan.

EricChu

EricChu - Jan 12, 2010 6:18 pm - Voted 10/10

Thanks a lot!

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!!

Karrar Haidri

Karrar Haidri - Jan 13, 2010 9:43 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Thanks a lot!

Thanks MauriceRavel,for your appreciation and vote!Cheers.

klwagar

klwagar - Jan 13, 2010 12:13 am - Voted 10/10

thanks

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.

Karrar Haidri

Karrar Haidri - Jan 13, 2010 9:56 am - Hasn't voted

Re: thanks

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.

Bruno

Bruno - Jan 16, 2010 5:48 am - Voted 10/10

Very informative

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

Karrar Haidri

Karrar Haidri - Jan 16, 2010 10:22 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Very informative

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.

kwiatek - Jan 20, 2010 1:14 am - Hasn't voted

G-IV

Does anyone know what team attempted G IV this year?

Karrar Haidri

Karrar Haidri - Jan 20, 2010 10:52 am - Hasn't voted

Re: G-IV

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

dadndave

dadndave - Jan 20, 2010 5:52 am - Voted 10/10

Thanks.

Thank you Karrar, for your annual update on the triumphs and tragedies in the mountains of Pakistan this year.

Karrar Haidri

Karrar Haidri - Jan 20, 2010 11:19 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Thanks.

Thanks for your sharing your views and vote.
Greetings from Pakistan

ghazighulamraza

ghazighulamraza - Jan 30, 2010 6:14 am - Voted 10/10

Very Nice

Nicely written.

Karrar Haidri

Karrar Haidri - Jan 30, 2010 10:54 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Very Nice

Thanks Ghazi Sahib for your visit and vote.

ghazighulamraza

ghazighulamraza - Feb 1, 2010 9:55 am - Voted 10/10

Re: Very Nice

Wish you a good season 2010.

Andinistaloco

Andinistaloco - Feb 4, 2010 12:38 pm - Voted 10/10

Thank

you for the report; this is very informative.

Karrar Haidri

Karrar Haidri - Feb 5, 2010 7:26 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Thank

You are most Welcome.Thanks for your visit and vote!Cheers

Nadeemkhawar

Nadeemkhawar - May 10, 2010 12:03 am - Voted 10/10

Nice

documentation and information. Sad, after reading about the poor strength of tourism in Pakistan.

Karrar Haidri

Karrar Haidri - May 10, 2010 11:47 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice

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

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