Gasherbrum I

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Gasherbrum I (also known as Hidden Peak or K5) is the eleventh highest peak on Earth. Gasherbrum I is part of the Gasherbrum massif, located in the Karakoram region of the Himalaya. Gasherbrum in the local language means "Shining Wall".

Gasherbrum I was designated K5 (meaning the 5th peak of the Karakoram) by T.G. Montgomery in 1856 when he first spotted the peaks of the Karakoram from more than 200 km away during the Great Trigonometric Survey of India. In 1892, William Martin Conway provided the alternate name, Hidden Peak, in reference to its extreme remoteness.

Gasherbrum I was first climbed on July 5 1958 by Pete Schoening and Andy Kauffman of a American expedition lead by Nich Clinch.

Timeline

  • 1934 - A large international expedition, organized by the Swiss G.O. Dyhrenfurth, explores Gasherbrum I and II. Two climbers get to 6,300m/20,650'.
  • 1936 - A French expedition gets to 6,900m/22,630'.
  • 1958 - First ascent.
  • 1975 - Reinhold Messner and Peter Habeler reach the summit on a new route (northwest route). One day later, they are followed by three Austrians on the same route.
  • 1977 - The fourth successful ascent by two Yugoslavians, again on a new route.
  • 1980 - A French expedition is successful with the 5th ascent and pass the south ridge for the first time.
  • 1981 - Japanese have the 6th successful ascent.
  • 1982 - G. Sturm, M. Dacher and S. Hupfauer of a German expedition summit via a new route on the north face. In the same year, the first woman gets to the summit. Moreover, there is the first ski descent from the top of an 8000 metre peak.
  • 1983 - Teams from Switzerland, Poland and Spain are successful.
  • 1984 - Reinhold Messner and Hans Kammerlander traverse Gasherbrum I and Gasherbrum II without returning to base camp in between
  • 2003 - 19 people reach the summit, 4 deaths.

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Eight-thousander series
Everest | K2 | Kanchenjunga | Lhotse | Makalu | Cho Oyu | Dhaulagiri | Manaslu
Nanga Parbat | Annapurna | Gasherbrum I | Broad Peak | Gasherbrum II | Shishapangma

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