Karakorum 2015: Summary of Summits

Gasherbrum II (12 summits)

July 16th 2015

  1. Muhammad Khan (Pakistani HAP, he played vital role in summit push)
  2. Ngima Chhiring Lama (Sherpa from Nepal)
  3. Laura González del Castillo
  4. Yuri Contreras Cedi
  5. Ernst Felix
  6. Sophie Lavaud

Christof missed summit by 80 meters, he stopped climbing, started vomiting and asked others to go to top without him. Kobler & Partners team officially reported seven summits, but it was later discovered that Christof missed summit by just 80 meters unfortunately.

Muhammad Khan on Gasherbrum II. Photo: Sophie Lavaud
Muhammad Khan on Gasherbrum II. Photo: Sophie Lavaud
Kobler & Partners team descending. Photo: Sophie Lavaud
Kobler & Partners team descending. Photo: Sophie Lavaud

July 17th 2015

  1. Kinga Baranowska
  2. Bashir (Pakistani High Altitude Porter)
  3. Gasherbrum I seen from summit of Gasherbrum II. Photo Kinga
    Gasherbrum I seen from summit of Gasherbrum II. Photo Kinga

It was Kinga’s 9th 8000 meter summit; she became the only Polish lady to have climbed nine 8000er main summits.

July 24th 2015

  1. Martin Gildemeister
  2. Richard Hidalgo
  3. Ondra
  4. Kus-Kusžrout

    Martin on Gasherbrum II summit.
    Martin on Gasherbrum II summit.

Gasherbrum I (3 summits)

July 24th 2015

  1. Ferran Latorre
  2. Thomas Seidensticker
  3. Yannick Graziani (played vital role on summit push, and broke trail in deep snow all the way to summit)
Gasherbrum I summit. Photo: Ferranlatorre.com
Gasherbrum I summit. Photo: Ferranlatorre.com

Broad Peak (2 summits)

July 17th 2015

  1. Mariano Galvan

Mariano Galvan climbed BP on July 17th but no one knew about his ascent on Broad Peak, he was originally climbing K2 and went with Swiss team in their last summit push on K2. He claimed the summit of BP after reaching civilization on Aug 01, and posted some pictures on Facebook.

July 25th 2015

  1. Andrzej Bargiel

    Andrzej Bargiel on Broad Peak summit.
    Andrzej Bargiel on Broad Peak summit.
K2 seen from Broad Peak. Pic: Mariano Galvan
K2 seen from Broad Peak. Pic: Mariano Galvan

Andrzej banked on the trail broken by Ecuador and Spanish teams up to 7800m, he was the only man to stand on summit on July 25th. He set world record by making first ever ski descent from summit of Broad Peak.

A team recently reached Broad Peak base camp, despite the bad conditions. The chances of more summits are very much alive on Broad Peak.

Moreover, Czech duo is fully acclimatized and waiting for summit window to open new route on south west face of Gasherbrum I.

For live updates on mountaineering: @NorthmenPk on Twitter and https://www.facebook.com/TheNorthmenPakistan on fb.

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