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Broad Peak Climbing Expedition | SummitClimb

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Broad Peak - World's 12th highest mountain and one of the 'easiest' 8000 metre peaks!

Date: 16 June to 30 July, 2019. 45 - 52 days in Pakistan

Full Service Cost: $15,150 £12,050 €13,350; Basic Climb Cost: $11,150, £8,850 €9,750(Price fixed in $USD. £GBP and €EUR price for convenience only, converted January 3, 2019)

Please Click here KarakoramNews.com to view news of our expedition. We only have a few places left in the team for 2019. Please contact us now to book: info@summitclimb.com . Dan Mazur & Team, Sherpas & friendly locals enjoyed a successful and safe summer 2018: K2 Summit & Trek, Broad Peak, Training Climb, Pastore Peak & Gasherbrums.

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Overview

At 8,047m (26,401’), Broad Peak is the world's 12th highest mountain and one of the 'easiest' 8,000 meter peaks. It is located on the border of Pakistan and China and has been summited ten times less than Mount Everest and is adjacent to K2. This 52 day expedition provides some of the best of the views in the Karakorum.

Expert leader, Dan Mazur, has led dozens of successful Himalayan expeditions including Broad Peak, K2, and Everest. The trip includes travel within the Karakorum, food, accommodations, staff, personal climbing Sherpas, and group equipment. Test yourself at high elevation and experience one of the world's most astonishing landscapes.



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Broad Peak Cost

Our full-service expedition includes:

  • British, American, or European leader/coordinator
  • Expert Sherpa from Nepal
  • All internal / domestic flights (weather dependent), buses, jeeps, and porters
  • 50 Kg personal baggage transport to base camp
  • Three meals each day
  • Permit fees and liaison officers
  • Group emergency equipment and satellite phone
  • Private tents in basecamp (no sharing)
  • Full base camp with dinning tent, showers, bathroom, and solar charger
  • Double occupancy tents above base camp
  • Two nights stay in Islamabad hotel on arrival and two nights prior to departure in a double room. Private rooms are available for a small additional fee.


What is not included?

  • International flights to/from Islamabad
  • Mountain climbing rescue and travel insurance
  • Personal climbing/trekking equipment and clothing
  • Pakistan visa
  • Oxygen (available upon request)


Our basic service expedition includes:

  • British, American, or European leader/coordinator
  • All internal / domestic flights (weather dependent), buses, jeeps, and porters
  • 50 Kg personal baggage transport to base camp
  • Three meals each day while traveling to/from base camp
  • Permit fees and liaison officers
  • Group emergency equipment and satellite phone
  • Two nights stay in Islamabad hotel on arrival and two nights prior to departure in a double room. Private rooms are available for a small additional fee.




Trekking in Askole village

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  • Private Sherpa (personal guide-porter) – Carries up to 20 kg (44bs) of your personal equipment, climbs with you, melts water, cooks, and will be with you every step of the way.
  • Personal equipment carriage service – Sherpa carry up to 10kg (22lbs) of personal equipment up and down the mountain between camps


Add-on Pricing for Karakorum

Oxygen: You should consider whether or not you wish to use supplemental oxygen, which is optional on Broad Peak.

We recommend a three bottle set for Broad Peak. The price includes three large 4 litre Russian Oxygen bottles, mask, regulator, hoses, as well as carriage to the high camps by porters. Extra bottles are available for an additional fee. We have a 30% buy-back policy on masks, regulators, and unused oxygen bottles in good condition.

Oxygen supplies may be purchased separately. The same buy-back policy applies.The following may be purchased individually:

  • Mask and Hoses which are guaranteed to be in proper working order and match the bottles and regulator.
  • Regulator for high-altitude oxygen bottle
  • 4 litreRussian Oxygen bottle for high-altitude climbing

Please book oxygen/supplies well in advance

Dates and Proposed Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Arrive Islamabad, transfer to hotel for overnight
  • Day 2 –Orientation meeting and equipment check in Islamabad 508 m (1,663 ft.) Stay in comfortable guest house.
  • Day 3 - Fly to Skardu beautiful views of Naga Parbat
  • Day 4/5 - Organizing and paperwork, sightseeing in Skardu. Hotel with great mountain views 2,230 m (7,316 ft.)
  • Day 6 -Drive by Jeep to Askole 3,039 m (9,970 ft.) Camp
  • Day 7 - Trek to Jhola3,170 m (10,400 ft.) Camp
  • Day 8 to Day 12 – Trek from Jhola to base camp 4900 m (16,076 ft.)
  • Day 13 to Day 42 - Broad peak ascent

    • Camp 1 is at 5,100 m (16,732 ft.)
    • Camp 2 is at 6,200 m (20,341ft.)
    • Camp 3 is at 7,100 m (23,293 ft.)
    • Camp 4 is at 7,400 m(24,278 ft.)
    • Summit is at 8,047 m (26,401 ft.)



View from Broad Peak

  • Day 43 – Trek to Ali4,800 m (15,748 ft.) Camp
  • Day 44 - Cross the Gondogoro pass at 5,585 m (18,323 ft.) to Huisprung. Camp
  • Day 45 - Trek to Dalsan4,150 m(13,615 ft.) Camp
  • Day 46 - Trek to Saitcho3,350 m (10,990 ft.) Camp
  • Day 47 – Trek to Hushe Village 3,050 m (10,007 ft.) Camp
  • Day 48 - Drive to Skardu2,230 m (7,316 ft.) Camp
  • Day 49 - De-briefing at Tourism Department, showers, laundry, shopping. Hotel
  • Day 50 - Islamabad /Chilas. Hotel
  • Day 51 - Final paperwork, shopping, and farewell dinner in Islamabad. Hotel.
  • Day 52 - Fly Home.


Broad Peak
 
For more detail about trek see K2 Base Camp Trek

Broad Peak Climb Personal & Team Equipment | SummitClimb

Climbing:

  • Climbing harness
  • 5 meters (16 ft.) of 6mm accessory cord
  • Figure 8 abseil/belay device (tube style devices, i.e. ATC will not work on fixed lines)
  • Full size ascender (i.e. PetzlAscention)
  • 2 locking carabiners, 1 large and 1 small
  • 4 non-locking carabiners
  • Ice axe with leash
  • Steel crampons with anti-balling plates
  • Trekking poles

Upper Body:

  • 2 cotton t-shirts
  • 2 synthetic t-shirts
  • 2 long sleeve synthetic shirts
  • Light-weight soft shell jacket
  • Medium weight insulatingjacket (fleece, down, or synthetic)
  • Hard shell jacket with hood, waterproof and breathable (Gore-Tex or similar)
  • Heavy down coat

    • For 6,000m peaks a very warm down coat with hood or an 8,000m coat with hood
    • For 7,000m peaks an 8,000m coat with hood
    • For 8,000m peaks an 8,000m down coat with hood or an 8,000m suit can be used instead

Hands:

  • Lightweight poly-liner gloves
  • Mid-weight soft shell gloves – water/wind resistant
  • Heavy- weight waterproof gloves – Gore-tex shell with removable liner
  • Expedition weight mittens -Gore-tex over mitt matched polar fleece mitt liner

Head:

  • Helmet
  • Warm hat that covers your ears
  • Balaclava
  • Face mask
  • Baseball hat or brimmed sun hat
  • Glacier sunglasses with side shields
  • Ski goggles with light and dark lenses
  • Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs
  • Buff/neck gaiter
  • Bandana or head scarf (optional)

Lower Body:

  • Synthetic underwear
  • Hiking shorts
  • Hiking pants
  • 2 pair lightweight thermal bottoms
  • Medium or expedition weight thermal bottoms
  • Polar fleece or soft shell pants
  • Waterproof/breathable pants with full side zips (Gore-Tex or similar)
  • Heavy insulating pants

    • For 6,000m peaks: Down or synthetic pants will full zips
    • For 7,000m peaks: 8,000m down pants
    • For 8,000m peaks: 8,000m down pants or a 8,000m suit can be used instead

Feet:

  • Boots

    • For 6,000m peaks: Plastic or composite double boots (Koflach, La SportivaSpantik, etc) Modern waterproof, single boots designed for 4-5,000m peaks may be suitable if they can be worn with 2 pairs of socks and vapor barrier lines and/or they are equipped with overboots
    • For 7,000m: Plastic or composite double boots (Koflach, La SportivaSpantik, etc)
    • For 8,000m peaks: 8,000m boots - One-Sport Millet Everest boots or equivalent

  • Sturdy leather walking boots
  • Trainers, running shoes and/or sandals
  • Down booties (optional)
  • 3 pair med-heavy poly or wool socks
  • 2 pair poly or wool liner socks (optional)
  • Vapor barrier liner socks (optional)
  • 2 pair lightweight trekking socks
  • Cotton socks for in town

Sleeping:

  • Down sleeping bag

    • For 6,000m peaks: -18C or 0F
    • For 7,000m peaks:-23C or -10F (If you sleep cold consider -29C or -20F)
    • For 8,000m peaks: -29C or -20F (If you sleep cold consider -40C or -40F)

  • An additional down sleeping bag for basecamp for the following climbs: Everest, Lhotse, AmaDablam, Manaslu, Cho Oyu, Shishapangma, Broad Peak, K2, Gasherbrum I and II, Spantik, K2/Broad Peak Everest training climb. For Mastagata a second sleeping bag is optional, but highly recommended.

    • Down base camp sleeping bag should be rated to -10C or 15F (If you sleep cold consider -18C or 0F)

  • 2 closed cell foam kari-mats (sleeping pads) for use in basecamp and high altitude (these can be purchased inexpensively in Kathmandu)
  • High quality inflatable sleeping pad designed for cold weather (Thermarest)
  • Patch kit for inflatable pad

Rucksack and Travel Bags:

  • Medium rucksack/backpack (50-70 litres / 3000-4500 cubic inches, can be used as carry-on bag)
  • Waterproof rucksack cover (optional)
  • 2 large (120+ L / 7500+ cubic inch) duffle kit bags for clothing and equipment
  • Small luggage locks for duffel kit bags

Personal Hygiene:

  • Female or male hygiene supplies
  • 2 tubes lip sun cream
  • Large tube skin sun cream (min factor 30)
  • Anti-mosquito cream
  • Toothpaste/brush
  • Hand sanitizer gel (small-medium bottle)
  • Bar of soap small towel
  • Hand wipes

Medical:

  • Small personal first-aid kit. (Simple and Light) Aspirin, first-aid tape, plasters (band-aids), personal medications, etc.
  • Blister repair kit
  • 10 anti-diarrhea pills
  • 20 anti-headache pills
  • 10 cough and/or cold medicine
  • Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox, Acetylzolamide (optional)
  • 10 Stomach antibiotics: Ciprofloxacin, etc.
  • 5 Azithomycine tables
  • Steri pen or bottle of water purification tablets
  • Cough sweets/lozenges (Halls/Stepils)
  • Earplugs
  • Extra prescription glasses/contact lenses and supplies

Personal Food:

  • Snack food/daily energy food

    • Everest training Nepal/Tibet, AmaDablam, Baruntse: 2-4kg (4.5-9lbs)
    • Spantik, Cho Oyu, Shishapangma, Mustagata, Manasu: 2-5kg (4.5-11lbs)
    • Broad Peak, K2, Gasherbrum I/II, K2/Everest training, Everest, Lhotse: 3-6kg (6.5-13lbs)

  • Dehydrated meals (freeze-dried dinners) for summit attempt

    • Everest training Nepal/Tibet, AmaDablam: 2 Means
    • Spantik, Cho Oyu, Shishapangma, Mustagata, Manasu, Baruntse: 3 meals
    • Broad Peak, K2, Gasherbrum I/II, K2/Everest training, Everest, Lhotse: 5 meals
Practical:

  • Small roll of repair tape
  • Sewing repair kit
  • Cigarette lighter
  • Small box matches
  • Compass or GPS
  • Battery powered alarm clock/watch
  • Camera with extra cards and extra batteries
  • Nylon stuff sacks for food and gear storage
  • 2 water bottles (1 litre) wide-mouth Nalgene
  • Pee bottle (1litre or larger)
  • Plastic cup and spoon
  • 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
  • Bathing suit/swim suit (you never know)
  • Paperback books, playing cards, ipod/mp3 player, musical instruments, extra batteries, etc.
  • Travel clothes for basecamp and in town
  • Umbrella (optional)
  • Small solar panels for personal electronics (optional)
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. Click here for pricing

Group Equipment:

We provide group gear, equipment, and supplies including: rope, ice, rock, and snow anchor protection, tents; stoves, fuel, walkie-talkie radios, bamboo marker wands, etcetera. A personal tent will be provided for each member at base camp. On the upper mountain, team members will share tents. In base camp, a shower, toilet, solar charger, and a dining tent will be provided.

WHO ARE THE LEADERS AND SHERPAS?

Leadership: Dan Mazur is a relaxed, friendly, well organised, and highly skilled professional with over 20 years of experience leading people to the summits of Everest, K2, Broad Peak, Gasherbrum, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Manaslu, and Shishapangma.

Sherpas: We employ 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 has supported teams to the summits of more than ten of the highest peaks in the Himalaya.

Experience & Training

Winter snow walking experience and experience at high altitude is highly recommended. The trip includes brief climbing clinics. We will teach you everything you need to know on glacier near basecamp. To be successful, proper conditioning is critical to your success on Broad Peak. Team members are expected to be very fit and in good health.Proper training with a focus on long hikes carrying a backpack is essential.

CLIMBING APPLICATION FORMS

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


In addition to your application, we will need the following 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. We strongly recommend Global Rescue, with at least $50,000 worth of helicopter rescue insurance.
  • Trip cancellation/interruption insurance is recommended

Please contact us with any questions you may have.

What our clients say?

  • Here is what Steve says:      

    I just wanted to let you know what a good time I had and how well organized this summer's Broad Peak trip was. I was also impressed by the overall team that SummitClimb put together -- a most interesting, experienced and fun group of individuals.  Thanks for letting me join them, Steve.