Shispare 7611-M (24,970 ft)

Shispare is one of the high peaks of the Batura Muztagh, which is the westernmost subrange of the Karakoram range.
A 16 member Polish-German mountaineering expedition, under the leadership of Janusz Kurczab, climbed the peak for the first time. In a second attempt one member, Heinz Borchers, a German, was burned under an avalanche which hit him above camp 11 (5,700m/18,700ft). Earlier, Borchers had slipped off the buttress edge near camp I and fallen about 1,500 feet, sustaining only minor injuries. The party had hired 110 porters who brought its equipment to Patundas from Passu. The party set up its base camp near Passu glacier. Subsequently it established four camps before an assault on the summit and came down via lower part of Passu glacier.



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lcarreau

lcarreau - May 23, 2008 2:19 pm - Voted 10/10

Amazing history

and nice pyramid of a mountain.
-Larry

Karrar Haidri

Karrar Haidri - May 24, 2008 11:40 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Amazing history

Thanks Larry for sharing your nice comments.

Kind Regards

Karrar

cp0915

cp0915 - May 27, 2008 11:23 am - Voted 10/10

A stunning mountain...

and I especially like the historical information.

Karrar Haidri

Karrar Haidri - May 27, 2008 1:14 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: A stunning mountain...

Thank you CP,for kind comment! glad you like it!

Greetings!

Karrar

irvnX

irvnX - Mar 20, 2009 1:47 am - Hasn't voted

Man Power

110 porters to get 16 men to the summit?!
Ah, such intrepidness!

Karrar Haidri

Karrar Haidri - Nov 4, 2010 11:35 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Man Power

Dear irvnX, The porters hired only for BC not for summit.

Kind regards

Karrar

EricChu

EricChu - Nov 3, 2010 7:57 pm - Voted 10/10

How beautiful!

A marvelous shot you took! And what a beautiful and noble shape that peak has!

Karrar Haidri

Karrar Haidri - Nov 4, 2010 11:36 am - Hasn't voted

Re: How beautiful!

Thanks for your visit,vote and nice comments.
Greetings from Pakistan.

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