The Gasherbrum peaks are part of Pakistan’s Karakorum mountain range, a remote frontier region where central Asia meets the Indian subcontinent. Located amid Pakistan’s incredible rugged mountain scenery in the Baltistan region, climbing in the Karakorum is a challenging adventure and the experience of a lifetime. GII is a beautiful pyramid that stands over 8000 meters very near K2. Combine this striking, relatively straightforward climb with Mountain Madness' quality base camp services, and you are guaranteed to have an excellent adventure. Our main objective is GII which we will climb expedition style. GII is an excellent first 8000 meter peak for a climber who has previous high altitude mountaineering ascents. For those of you who want to go that extra mile, we will be offering a 14-day extension to climb GI. GI will be a more challenging peak and will require a more advanced set of climbing skills.
G2's camp I We will meet in Islamabad to organize our gear, get a pre-trek briefing from the Ministry of Tourism, and enjoy the local sights and sounds before taking a short flight over the mountains to the scenic city of Skardu in the Indus River Valley. From there we will travel by jeep to the village of Askole, the last permanently inhabited location we pass. From this point on, the journey is by foot; first alongside irrigated fields in the high desert and then upward along rivers of ice deep into Pakistan’s Karakoram.
When we reach the Concordia, the junction of the Goodwin-Austin, Abruzzi, and other glaciers, we will have spectacular views of some of the world's greatest giants including K2 (8611m), Broad Peak (8047m), Gasherbrum II (8068m), Gasherbrum IV (7925m), Chogolisa (7665m), and Golden Throne (7240m).
We will climb this beautiful striking pyramid via the southwest ridge. Our team will fix ropes on all technical sections of the route. We will place four higher camps above base camp. Thirty eight days will be allotted for the climb which will give us plenty of time to make the summit attempt.