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  G1 and G2 2005: Expedition Karakorum 8000 Andalusia


 

SEVEN ANDALUCIAN CLIMBERS WILL ATTEMPT TO CLIMB IN AUGUST FOR THE FIRST TIME TWO CONSECUTIVE EIGHT-THOUSANDS

 

The 'Karakorum 8,000 Andalucía 2005' Expedition will attempt the summits of Gasherbrum I (8,069 m) and Hidden Peak (8,035 m)

 

Seven Andalucian climbers will attempt to climb two consecutive eight-thousands for the first time for an expedition of our community.  The members of the 'Karakorum 8,000 Andalucía 2005' Expedition will attempt during the first two weeks of August to climb Gasherbrum I (G1), 8,068 m., and Gasherbrum II (G2) or Hidden Peak, 8,035 m., in the Karakorum mountain system, to the Northeast of the Himalayas.

 

This project, which is sponsored by Consejería de Turismo, Comercio y Deporte, which will take place between June 18 and August 21, has as a goal to climb two eight-thousands in the same season, which has not been done by any Andalucian climber.

 

The climbers plan to ascent G1 first because of its technical interest, and they will try to climb by the normal route, although they can't discard the French route.  Also, the expeditioneers have organized a trekking for a group of ten climbers, who will go with them up to the base of the mountains and will share with them the days previous to an expedition of these characteristics, like the approach to Base Camp and the preparations.

 

The 'Karakorum 8,000 Andalucía 2005' Expedition, organized by the Andalucian Mountain Federation, is made by seven Andalucian climbers: Manuel Gonzalez Diaz and Pedro Soto Guerrero from Malaga, Rafael Rodriguez Rubio, Javier Vera Rincon and Jorge Vazquez Corripio from Sevilla, Manuel Salazar Rincon from Jerez de la Frontera and José Ramón Carmona Quesada from Granada.

 

So far, Andalucian climbing has achieved the summit of five eight-thousands and ten failed attempts. 

Updates

 

TECHNICAL DATA OF 'KARAKORUM 8.000 ANDALUCÍA 2005' EXPEDITION

 

Organizers:        

Federación Andaluza de Montañismo.

Club Alpino Ama Dablam (San Pedro Alcántara).

Club Montañero Sierra Del Pinar (Jerez de la Frontera).

Club De Aire Libre Trepariscos (Granada).

Club Mulhacén (Granada).

 

Sponsors: Consejería de Turismo, Comercio y Deporte de la Junta de Andalucía.

 

Colaborators:

Deportes Sherpa (Granada). Technical climbing material. 

Grupo ATV. Administrative resources.

Natu-quiros (Marbella). Chiropractic massages.

 

Date:

June 18 to August 21, 2005.     

 

Ascent Routes:

Gasherbrum II (G2) (8.035 m.)

1956 route (Austria) or the French Spur 1975.

 

         Hidden Peak (G1) (8.068 m.)

Japanese corridor 1986 1st climb in 1958 United States.

 

Climbers:

Rafael Rodríguez Rubio. SEVILLA

Manuel Salazar Rincón. Jerez, CADIZ

Javier Vera Rincón. SEVILLA

Manuel González. San Pedro Alcántara, MÁLAGA

Pedro Soto Guerrero. Marbella, MALAGA

Jorge Vázquez Corripio. SEVILLA

José Ramón Carmona Quesada. GRANADA

 

Calendar:

Estimated dates: June 18 to August 21 (expedition of 65 days)

         JUNE

18                         Flight Andalucía - Islamabad.

19                         Islamabad.

20 and 21              Paperwork and shopping in Islamabad.

22 and 23              Travel by road Islamabad - Chilas - Skardu.

24                         Personnel and equipment, last shopping in Skardu.

25                         Skardu - Dassu - Askole, in all terrain vehicle.

26                         Approach trek, Askole - Jhola (3.200 m).

27                         Jhola - Paiju (3.637 m).

28                         Acclimatization in Paiju.

29                         Paiju - Urdukas.

30                         Urdukas - Goro II.

1 JULY                  Goro II - Concordia.

2                           Concordia - Base Camp.

3  to 11 AUG                   Base Camp.

 

(40 DAYS IN Base Camp)

 

12 to 15                Base Camp - Askole or Base Camp - Hushé.

16                         Askole/Hushé - Skardu in all terrain vehicle.

17                         Organization day in Skardu.

18 and 19              Skardu - Chilas - Islamabad, travel by road.

20                         Preparations for the return to Islamabad.

21                         Flight Islamabad - Andalucía.

 

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