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K2 Expedition and Karakoram Climbing - SummitClimb

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K2 is the second highest mountain in the world, and is thought by many to be the ultimate climb.

Date: 15 June to 5 August 2018 (52 days)

Full Service Cost: $43,550, £30,750, €36,550
(Converted17/06/16)

KarakoramNews.com - Dan Mazur & Team, Sherpas & friendly locals enjoyed a safe summer 2017: K2 Summit & Trek, Broad Peak, Training Climb, Pastore Peak & Gasherbrums.


 Overview:

K2 – the ultimate climber’s high! Expert leader Dan Mazur has led 3 K2 and 12 Everest expeditions successfully to the summit. Trip includes travel within the Karakorum, food, accommodations, staff, personal climbing Sherpas, oxygen, and group equipment. Be part of these lect few to stand on the world’s 2nd highest peak.



Karakorum Peaks

Cost:

Full Service Cost: $43,550, £30,750, €36,550

* Our “full-service” expedition includes:

  • British, American, and European leader/coordinator;
  • 5 bottle set of oxygen. More available on request;
  • Personal climbing Sherpa;
  • All internal / domestic transport;
  • 50 Kg personal baggage;
  • Three meals per day;
  • Permit fees and liaison officers;
  • Group, emergency equipment, satellite phone;
  • Individual tents in basecamp (no sharing);
  • 4 free Islamabad hotel nights on arrival/departure. Sharing or single available;

* What is not included?

  • International flights to Islamabad and back home;
  • Mountain climbing rescue and travel insurance;
  • Personal climbing/trekking equipment and clothing;
  • Pakistan visa.


K2 climbers going for high camps

Dates and Proposed Itinerary

15 June to 5 August 2018 (52 days)

K2 - The Abruzzi Spur (South East Ridge). First climbed by Italians in 1954.

  • Day 1 Arrive Islamabad. Transfer to hotel for overnight;
  • Day 2 Free day at Islamabad 508 m (1667 ft.);
  • Day 3 Fly to Skardu (drive to Chilas in case of weather delays);
  • Day 4-5Organising and paperwork in Skardu. Hotel. 2230 m (7316 ft.);
  • Day 6 Drive by Jeep to Askole. Camp. 3039 m (9972 ft.);
  • Day 7-14 Trek to K2 Basecamp 5650m (18,645 ft.);
  • Day 15- 42 Climb K2;

    • C1 is at 6050m (20,000 ft.);
    • C2 reaches to 6700 m (22,000 ft.);
    • C2 to C3 7200 m (23,500 ft.) is the most technical section, with 400 metres of steep climbing up the "Black Pyramid" ;
    • C4 7600 m (25000 ft.);
    • Summit K2 8611m (28250ft.): The last major obstacle is a narrow couloir known as the "Bottleneck before reaching the world’s highest pyramid;


Summitting K2


  • Day 43 Follow the Upper Baltoro Glacier to Ali Camp (4800 metres/15,750 ft.);
  • Day 44 Cross the Gondogoro La (5585 metres / 18,320 ft.) to Huisprung;
  • Day 45 Trek down the Gondogoro Glacier to Dalsan (4150 metres / 13,600 ft.);
  • Day 46 Trek down the Gondogoro Valley to Saitcho (3350 metres / 11,000 ft.);
  • Day 47 Last day of trekking to Hushe Village (3050 metres / 10,000 ft.);
  • Day 48 Drive beside the Hushe River and follow the Shyock and Indus rivers to Skardu (2230 metres / 7316 ft.);
  • Day 49 De-briefing at Tourism Department. Showers, laundry, shopping. Hotel;
  • Day 50 Islamabad / Chilas. Hotel;
  • Day 51 Final paperwork, shopping, farewell dinner in Islamabad. Hotel. In case of driving, complete road journey from Chilas to Islamabad. Hotel;
  • Day 52Fly Home.


Climbing action at K2

Experience & Training

High-altitude mountaineering, snow, ice, and rock experience, ascend/descend fixed lines. Team members are expected to be very fit and active winter climbers in good health.

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WHO ARE THE LEADERS AND SHERPAS?

Leadership: Join Dan Mazur for a spectacular experience on an 8000 metre peak. He is a relaxed, friendly, well organised, and highly skilled professional with over 20 years of experience getting people to the summits of Everest, K2, Broad Peak, Gasherbrum, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Manaslu, and Shishapangma.

Sherpas: We hire some of Nepal, Tibet, and the Karakorum’s best local mountaineers and Sherpas to assist team members in realizing their summit goals. Our friendly and loyal high altitude climbing staff have supported teams to the summits of more than ten of the highest peaks in the Himalaya.

CLIMBING APPLICATION FORMS

Please fill out the trip registration and return it to us with your refundable ten-percent deposit to hold your place on the team.

Here is what we need to have in your file at least two months before the trip begins:

  • Completed Payment;
  • Oxygen order (if any);
  • Sherpa order (if any);
  • Trip Registration form;
  • 1 Passport sized photo;
  • A scan of your passport identification pages;
  • Complete flight itinerary;
  • Proof of travel, accident, and repatriation insurance;
  • Cancellation and trip interruption insurance is advised.
Please do let us know what further questions you may have. Thank you.

8000 metre / 26,000 foot Equipment List

Climbing-

  • Climbing harness;
  • 5 metres of 6mm accessory cord
  • Figure 8 abseil/belay device;
  • 1 large mitten sized ascender w/leash;
  • 2 locking carabiners, 1 large and 1 small;
  • 4 non-locking carabiners;
  • Ice axe w/leash;
  • Steel crampons with anti-balling plates;
  • Trekking poles;
Upper Body-

  • 2 cotton t-shirts;
  • 2 synthetic t-shirts;
  • 2 long sleeve synthetic shirts;
  • 1 light-weight soft shell jacket;
  • 1 medium weight fleece/soft shell/ or down synthetic jacket.
  • Lightweight down jacket;
  • Gore-Tex jacket with hood, waterproof and breathable;
  • 1 very warm goose-down (duvet) jacket with hood or suit;
  • Umbrella (optional).
Hands-

  • 1 pr. lightweight poly-liner gloves;
  • 1 pair mittens -Gore-tex over mitt matched polar fleece mitt liner.
Head-

  • Helmet;
  • Warm hat that covers your ears;
  • Balaclava;
  • Face mask;
  • Ballcap or brimmed suncap;
  • Glacier sunglasseswith side shields;
  • Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs;
  • Bandana or head scarf.
Lower Body-

  • Cotton underwear;
  • 1 pair walking shorts;
  • 1 pair walking trousers;
  • 2 pair lightweight thermal bottoms;
  • 1 pair medium or expedition weight thermal bottoms;
  • 1 pair polar fleece/soft shell trousers;
  • 1 pair Gore-Tex trousers. Waterproof/breathable with full side zips;
  • • 1 pr. Goose-down (duvet) trousers or suit.
Feet-

  • 1 pair One-Sport Millet Everest boots or equivalent;
  • 1 pair sturdy leather walking boots;
  • 1 pair trainers, running shoes and/or sandals;
  • 1 pair down booties (optional);
  • 2 pair med-heavy poly or wool socks;
  • 2 pair poly or wool liner socks;
  • Vapour barrier liner socks;
  • 2 pair lightweight trekking socks;
  • Cotton socks for in town.
Sleeping-

  • 1 down (duvet) sleeping bag (rated to – 20 Centigrade or -0 Fahrenheit);
  • 1 additional sleeping bag for basecamp (good to -10 degrees C or 10 degrees F);
  • 3 closed cell foam kari-mats for use in basecamp and high altitude,
Rucksack and Travel Bags-

  • 1 medium rucksack (50-70 litres / 3000-4500 cubic inches, can be used on airplane);
  • Waterproof rucksack cover (optional)
  • 2 large (120 L / 7500 cubic inch) duffle kit bags for clothing and equipment;
  • Small padlocks for duffel kit bags.
Personal Hygiene-

  • Female or male hygiene supplies;
  • 2 tubes lip sun cream,
  • 1 large tube skin sun cream (min factor 15);
  • Anti-mosquito cream;
  • 1 toothpaste/brush;
  • 1 bar soap or hand sanitizer gel/1 small towel;
  • hand wipes.
Medical-

  • Small personal first-aid kit. (Simple and Light) Aspirin, first-aid tape, plasters (band-aids), personal medications, etc.;
  • 1 skin blister repair kit;
  • 1 small bottle anti-diarrhea pills;
  • 1 small bottle anti-headache pills;
  • 1 small bottle cough and/or cold medicine;
  • 1 small bottle anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox, Acetylzolamide.
  • 1 small bottle stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc.;
  • 1 small bottle of water purification tablets or water filter;
  • • 1 set earplugs;
  • • Extra prescription glasses/contacts.
Personal Food-

  • 5 dehydrated meals (freeze-dried dinners) for summit and attempt and 3-6 kilos/6-12 pounds "snack" or daily cold energy food.
Practical-

  • 1 small roll of repair tape, 1 sewing repair kit;
  • 1 cigarette lighter, 1 small box matches;
  • 1 compass or GPS;
  • 1 battery powered alarm clock/watch;
  • 1 camera and film, or digital camera with extra cards and extra batteries;
  • Nylon stuff sacks for food and gear storage;
  • 3 water bottles (1 litre) wide-mouth Nalgene (1 is a pee bottle);
  • 1 plastic cup and spoon;
  • 1 small folding knife;
  • Binoculars (optional);
  • 4 large, waterproof, disposable rubbish sacks;
  • Passport, 2 extra passport photos, flight ticket, flight itinerary;
  • Separate photocopies of passport and relevant visa pages, proof of insurance;
  • Dollars, pounds or euros cash;
  • Bank/ATM/Cash and credit cards;
  • 1 bathing suit/swimming costume (you never know);
  • Paperback books, playing cards, ipod/mp3 player, musical instruments, ear plugs, lots of batteries, etc.;
  • Travel clothes for basecamp and in town;
Oxygen:

A 5 bottle set of oxygen is included in the cost of our full service Everest, K2, and Lhotse expeditions. It may be purchased for Broad Peak, Cho Oyu, Shishapangma, and Manaslu. Please contact us for information and costs.

Group Equipment:


We provide all of the equipment, group gear, and supplies on expedition including: rope, ice, rock, and snow anchor protection, tents; cookers, fuel, walkie-talkie radios, bamboo marker wands, etcetera.

What our clients say?

  • Here is what Garth had to say:

    "Good that we are all back safe and sound, well done to you! I had a fantastic time out in there, what an incredible experience. Jon, the Prentice Brothers and myself left there saying that we would return"

  • Here is what Bruce says:

    "I thought the expedition worked well and it was another good group of people you put together. I look forward to climbing together again and seeing you next time."

  • Here is what Troy says:

    "Thanks for everything! I appreciate everything you did to make this a safe and successful expedition."

  • Here is what Alan from California says:

    "I had a very good experience on this unforgettable expedition. The trip was well organized and I liked the leader. He was full of energy and humour."