Report of Mountaineering Expeditions visiting Pakistan during 2010

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Report of Mountaineering Expeditions visiting Pakistan during 2010
Created On: Mar 23, 2011
Last Edited On: Mar 25, 2011
2010 proved to be a very bleak year for mountaineering tourism in Pakistan. Just 26 mountaineering expeditions comprising of 234 climbers attempted various peaks in Pakistan this year, including 3 expeditions attempting K2, Broad Peak, Nanga Parbat and GII during winter i-e December/January 2011.
6 out of these teams attempted both GI and GII , 4 teams attempted both K2 & Broad Peak, whereas one team decided to attempt 4 Gasherbrum range peaks in tandem i-e GI, GII, GV and GVI raising the total No. of attempts to 40 and attempting members to 305.
As per record,12 expeditions were successful in putting 53 members on top of Broad Peak, Nanga Parbat GI and GII. Brief account in respect of various peaks is appended below:

K2 8611-M

Leila Esfandiari ( Iran Mountaineer)Iranian Women Mountaineer Leila Esfandiari member of K2 Expedition 2010
Giuseppe Pompilli leader K2 Expedition 2010Giuseppe Pompilli leader K2 Expedition 2010
International Korea K2 Expedition 2010 led by CHA MOUNG KWAN
52 members of 07 expeditions tried their luck on K2 but failed to reach summit this year.
Unfortunately this peak claimed 2 lives.

Nanga Parbat 8125-M

2 out of 4 expeditions comprising 34 members were successful in putting 9 members on top of this invincible peak. Winter Expedition on Nanga Parbat has returned Unsuccessful.

Gashebrum I 8068-M

Dejan Miskovich member GI Expedition 2010
58 members of 8 expedition tried to scale GI out of which 12 members of 3 expedition were able to reach the summit of GI.

Broad Peak 8047-M

Broad Peak 8047-M 2010 Members
8 expeditions comprising of 56 members were engaged in surmounting this Peak. Out of which 2 expeditions returned successful in putting 8 members on top of Broad Peak.

Gasherbrum II 8035-M

GII turned out to be the most successful peak this year as 24 members of 5 expeditions out of 72 members of 8 expeditions were successful in putting their national flags on top of GII.

Gasherbrum II 8035-M (Winter Expedition)

Simone Moro Leader Gasherbrum II Winter Expedition 2010Winter GII Expedition led by Mr. Simone Moro from Italy has returned successful by putting all 03 members on the summit of G-II on 2nd February 2011. This is the first ever winter success on any peak above 8000-M in Pakistan.
Winter GII Expedition led by Mr. Simone Moro from Italy has returned successful by putting all 03 members on the summit of G-II on 2nd February 2011. This is the first ever winter success on any peak above 8000-M in Pakistan.

Other Expeditions

All other expedition to the peaks of GV, GVI, Spantik, Latok - I and Tahu Rutum failed to achieve success.

Fatalities.

i) Peter Georgiev Unzhiev of Bulgaria died at Camp-II K2 on 18th July 2010 due to High Altitude Sickness. He was member of ATP International K2 & Broad Peak Expedition 2010 led by Jaroslav Bartos.
ii) Jan Fredrik Ericsson of Sweden died due to about 1000 Meters fall from Bottle Neck ( 8300-M ) of K2 on 6 August 2010.







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drshahidiqbal

drshahidiqbal - Mar 25, 2011 7:52 am - Voted 10/10

Excellent

This is excellent report. Please report about all peaks above 6000m.

Karrar Haidri

Karrar Haidri - Mar 25, 2011 1:39 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Excellent

Thanks Doctor Shahid, for your visit and compliments. Yes I am preparing a report on all peaks above 6000-M in Pakistan.

treker786

treker786 - Apr 4, 2011 12:24 am - Voted 10/10

informative

good infermative report thanks for sharing

Karrar Haidri

Karrar Haidri - Apr 4, 2011 12:30 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: informative

Thanks for your Kind comments and vote.

atifsaeed

atifsaeed - Apr 11, 2011 3:04 pm - Voted 10/10

above 8000

thanks for sharing news about death zone

Karrar Haidri

Karrar Haidri - Apr 15, 2011 2:16 am - Hasn't voted

Re: above 8000

Thanks Atif, for your visit and kind comments.

allari

allari - Apr 14, 2011 3:55 pm - Voted 10/10

great work

An outstanding report, very professional.
Thanks for sharing!
Cheers
Stefano

Karrar Haidri

Karrar Haidri - Apr 15, 2011 2:24 am - Hasn't voted

Re: great work

Thanks Stefano, I am glad you like it. You have a wonderful picture gallery.
Greetings from Pakistan.

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