Great information. The height of Gasherbrum II is 8035m as officially declared!
In1934 G.O. Dyhrenfurth's expedition made exploration on Abruzzi Glacier.They climbed Sia Kangri(7315)-peak located in the south-east part of the glacier.
The second expedition which arrived into that area was austrian expedition led by Fritz Moravetz.He and his two team mates: Sepp Larch and Hans Willenpart climbed the top of Gasherbrum II on 7th of july 1956.Their route led from South Gasherbrum Glacier by south-west buttres,snowy terrace and then left to the summit.
Scarcely 19 years later Marc Batard and Yanic SIgneur made the second ascend.Their route was south buttres.Only 13 days after French success the top was reached by a Polish team led by Wanda Rutkiewicz.Leszek Cichy,Janusz Onyszkiewicz and Krzysztof Zdzitowiecki reached the summit via north-west wall.Few days later five Poles reached the summit.Two of them were women:Halina Kruger-Syrokomska and Anna Okopinska.
1 July 1983.Wojtek Kurtyka and Jerzy Kukuczka traversed the summit acending south-east buttres of east summit and then to the main summit and descending via normal route.
In 1984 Reinhold Messner and Hans Kammerlander reached the top climbing normal route but they descended via north wall.
Ministry of Tourism Pakistan has decided to continue the 50% reduction in mountaineering royalty fee for climbing mountains above 6500-M located in Northern Areas of Pakistan during the Calendar Year 2006.
1 K-2 (8611-M) $ 6000 for 7 member
for additional member $ 1000
2 8001-8500-M $ 4500
for additional member $ 750
3 7501-8000-M $ 2000
for additional member $ 250
4 7001-7500-M $ 1250
for additional member $ 150
5 6001-7000-M $ 750
for additional member $100
WAIVER OF THE ROYALTY FEE FOR PEAKS UPTO 6500-M FOR THE YEAR 2006
Ministry of Tourism Pakistan has also decided to make an extension of one year viz, 2006 to waive off royalty fee for Peaks upto 6500-M.
Government of Pakistan also announced 10% Peak Fee (90% reduction) for mountains situated in Chitral, Gilgit and Ghizar (Tirich Mir, Noshaq Peak, Istoro Nal, Rakaposhi Peak, Diran Peak, Ultar Peak, Passu Peak and many more in order to attract expeditions for utilizing the peaks which are presently unutilized. This peak package will be for summer 2006. In these three areas there are hundreds of Peak above and between 7000m to 7500m. The full peak fee for mountain between 7000m to 7500m is 2500 US dollars for up to 7 climbers. Now 10% will be 250 US dollars only.
GII 02 Feb 2011 Simone Moro (Italy), Denis Urubko (Kazakhstan), Cory Richards (Canada)