Final Report on Mountaineering Expedition visited Pakistan in summer/winter 2010/2011
Mountaineering and Trekking is still alive despite all odd things going in western media about Pakistan and War on Terror.
40 mountaineering expeditions visited Pakistan with 305 climbers and 13 summits reported putting 56 climbers on top. There are dozens of below 6500m peaks expeditions visited Pakistan with successful summits and gone countless.
GOOD NEWS: Now due to lower winter climbing fee in Pakistan, winter climbing is getting more and more attraction. This year 5 expeditions came to climb Nanga Parbat (2 expeditions), Gasherbrum I, Gasherbrum II and Broad Peak one each. Simon Moro leader of Gasherbrum II expedition got successful by putting all his 3 members on the top of Gasherbrum II first time ever in the history of winter climbing in Pakistan.
According to Alpine Club of Pakistan record available all together 12 expeditions were successful in putting 53 climbers on top of four 8000m peaks except K2.
Note: as I will have more information on summer 2010 season climb I will upload it, please do visit.
No confirm success on K2 in summer 2010 though seven expedition having 52 climbers tried their luck. Unfortunately two people died on K2 in summer 2010. They are Peter Georgiev Unzhiev from Bulgaria and Jan Fredrik Ericsson from Sweden died while skiing down from Bottle Neck.
BROAD PEAK 8047m
Nine climbing expeditions with 65 climbers tired their luck on Broad Peak in summer/winter 2010/2011. Only two expeditions got successful by putting 8 climbers on top.
Polish Expedition led by Artur Hajzer tried its luck in winter with 9 members and manage to reach 7830m before declaring them unsuccessful.
NANGA PARBAT 8125m
Six expeditions with 37 climbers tried their luck on Nanga Parbat in summer/winter 2010/2011 only two expeditions were successful by putting 9 of their members on top of Nanga Parbat in summer. Among Polish Nanga Parbat Expedition led by Artur Hajzer 03 members reach the top these includes Artur Hajzer and Robert Szymczak summited Nanga Parbat yesterday at 1:30pm, Pakistan time and Marcin Kaczkan in the following days.
Winter expedition on Nanga Parbat was from Russia and Poland both were unsuccessful and only reach c1 diamir face.
GASHERBRUM I 8068m
Nine expeditions with 61 climbers tried their luck on Gasherbrum I and only 3 expeditions were successful by putting 12 of their members on the top of Gasherbrum I in summer/winter 2010/2011.
The unsuccessful winter expedition on Gasherbrum I was led by Mr. Gerfried Goschl from Austria.
GASHERBRUM II 8035m
As usual Gasherbrum II is claiming more success than any other 8000m peak in Pakistan. Nine expeditions with 75 climbers tried their luck on Gasherbrum II and 6 expeditions got success by putting 27 of their climbers on top of Gasherbrum II in summer / winter 2010/2011.
Including Mr. Simone Moro, Denis, and Cory 03 members on the top of Gasherbrum II on February 2, 2011 fir time in the history of winter climbing in Pakistan.
Russian Women Amin Brakk expedition was also successful led by Ms. Marina Kaptova she load great pictures of her visit to Pakistan at https://picasaweb.google.com/MKopteva/2010#
Spantik and Haramosh La
Jozef Houben from Belgium though on Spantik Peak was unsuccessful but he load a very good video of his attempt on Spantik http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqBFzfLWgnA
on the way back he manage to cross the Haramosh La which was consider impossible by many climbers.
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