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Recent News - From Karakoram

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New Trip! At the moment our team is preparing for the upcoming Nepal season (kickoff is in just 30-60 days and there are only a few places left) with training and exploration in the exotic K2 region, wherein lies our world's 2nd highest peak and one of the most beautiful and exotic mountain regions on our planet. We are putting together a whole new program for you during June, July, and August of 2018. Please go to KarakoramNews.com for more.

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22 Aug -

  • In Islamabad, capital city. Green tree lined streets, delicious restaurants, interesting shopping, gracious hosts!

  • In Islamabad, capital city. Green tree lined streets, delicious restaurants, interesting restaurants, wonderful hosts!


20 Aug -

  • Glissading glistening snowfields on Babusar Pass. Whitewater rafting blue Kunhar River. Amazing variety of activities!

  • Nnw in Kohistan. Green grass slopes, crystal blue rivers, big pine trees. Friendly police ask if we want armed escort !

  • Glowing gold sunrise on Mt Rakaposhi, 7000m / 23,000ft towering above Hunza Valley. Sunrays spread across tiny green farms.

  • Touring 600 year old nabob kings house. Delicious lunch: locally grown cuisine. Walk quite cobbled streets, buy trinkets

19 Aug -

  • Back to Skardu, the nearest town to K2, for hot showers, clean laundry, soft beds, ice cream and pizza. Marvelous Trip!

  • Back to Skardu, the nearest town to K2, for hot showers, clean laundry, soft beds, ice cream and pizza. Marvelous Trip!

chogolisa

12 Aug - Camping near Mount Chogo Lisa, enormous snow peak. Also known as Bride Peak, considered by locals to be K2's beloved !

10 Aug - Strolling up big flat Vigne glacier to Ali camp, Concordia splayed out far below. Clouds part to reveal K2 sparkle white

gasherbrum

8 Aug - Gasherbrum basecamp extreme beauty. Home to G1 and G2, two of world's easy 8000m 26,000ft peaks. Welcome 2018 team!

7 Aug - Perhaps you will see no finer view than K2 and Broad Peak beneath crystal blue skies, or full moon on inky black night.

k2 basecamp

6 Aug -

Today we study training climbs in k2 area, to 6000m / 20,000ft peaks + 7000m / 23,000ft peaks. Good options for 2018!

Now in K2 base. Visit Gilkey Memorial, honouring all lives lost to K2. Prayers + condolences to their families

broad peak

5 Aug - We are at Broad Peak! one of world's easiest 8000m / 26,000ft peaks, just 3km / 2mi from K2. Now preparing 2018 climbs!

concordia

4 Aug - We are in Concordia! K2 trek's and world's most famous campsite. Tall peaks in every direction. Exotic hubub of porters, horses, ginger tea

3 Aug -  Just set tents in Goro-II, a warm cozy glacier bowl rimmed by astounding summits of Masherbrum, Biarchedi, Mustag Tower

2 Aug - At Urdukas camp named for Duke of Abruzzi. Perched on grassy hill above vast Baltoro Glacier. Staring into Trango spires

 


1 Aug -

  • Khuburtse campsite 3950m / 13,200ft at junction of Baltoro and Khuburtse glaciers. Breathtaking view of Uli Biaho peak
  • We step onto mother Baltoro Glacier, at huge ice cave birthing mighty K2 river. Above looms Trango, giant father tower

30 July - Walk along Baltoro River. Now chilling in Paiyu camp, lush green forest, inspiring views of jagged Cathedral Peaks!

  rakaposhi

29 July -

Arrived Jula campsite, 3100m / 10,000 ft, on Jula River. Mount Bakurdas towers above. Mt Bakurdas looks like a miniature Trango Tower!

Now at green Askole Village. This is the end of the road. The K2 trek begins in the morning. Exciting!

pakistan climb

28 July - We are soaking in Chutron Hotsprings, located on Arundo River. Lovely hotel, rooms, gardens. A splash of comfort!

27 July - Now at stunning Mt Spantik, easiest 7000 metre / 23,000 foot peak in Pakistan. Perfect training for Everest.

26 July - Now at easy snow peak: Mt Khosergang, 6100m/20,000ft. In Arando valley. Lovely gentle snow glacier. No crevasses!

24 July - We just landed in Skardu, perched on Indus River, gateway to Karakoram Mountains. Welcome to our team!

pakistan trekking

 

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