Gasherbrum I Climber's Log

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sherpagirl - Mar 18, 2011 3:53 pm Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2010

Cleo Weidlich - First American Woman on top of GI  Sucess!

Strenuous ascent in extreme weather conditions. Left C3 at 10pm in heavy snow and extreme cold. Weavering in and out of the normal route in total white out. Got lost a few times but made it to the summit in a grueling 14hrs push in deep snow. Got avalanched near the saddle but was spared by sheer miracle. Awesome view of China and Pakistani ranges.

Don Bowie

Don Bowie - Aug 13, 2010 9:30 am Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2010

Third time's a charm...  Sucess!

After 2 attempts this summer, Alexey Bolotov and I reached the summit via Japanese Couloir/West Ridge variant, along with Marty Schmidt, Libor Uher and Radek Jaros. Climbed in one push from Camp 2 (6400m)- no ropes, O2, carrying one tent, etc... Nice climbing on surprisingly steep terrain, very deep snow w/ dangerous snow conditions near summit. Third Canuck ascent.


AlexGAVAN - Aug 29, 2007 8:09 am Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2007

Romanian First Ascent of G1  Sucess!

The first Romanian ascent of G1 and also the first alpine style ascent of an eight thousander by a Romanian. Alex Gavan summited at around 4,30 pm after 14 hours continuous ascent from Camp 3 at 7000m.(No supplementary oxygen used, no sherpa support). On summit day we've made a variant of the Japanese Culoir route climbing a rocky ridge on the left, due to the increased avalanche danger. Our team consisted in 4 climbers, all reaching the summit, in this order, within 30 minutes between the first and the last: Pawel Mihalski (Polonia, he also climbed Cho Oyu), Mehdi Efetihmar (Iran, first Iranian ascent of Gasherbrum 1; he also climbed Dhaulagiri), Jordi Jill (Spania), Alex Gavan (Romania). The official expedition page, dispatches, photos and the summit video can be foud at

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