Wolf Göschl climbing (G2, 6600m, 3. July
Andalucian climbers will
attempt to ascend for the first time to the summit of the two Gasherbrum, of
more than 8,000 meters of altitude, between June 15 and August 15
Consejería de Turismo,
Comercio y Deporte will sponsor, through Deporte Andaluz, the 'Andalucía
Karakorum 2005' Expedition, whose goal is to have a group of our community for
the first time on the summit of Gasherbrum I (G1), 8,068 m., and Gasherbrum II
(G2), 8,035 m., consecutively, two eight-thousands located on the Karakorum
mountain system, on the northeast of the Himalayas.
This activity, which will
take place between the next June 15 and August 15, is organized by Federación
Andaluza de Montañismo (the Andalucian Climbing Federation) and will be
financed in a 25% by Junta de Andalucía.
The team of the expedition is
made by seven Andalucian climbers: Manuel González Díaz and Pedro Soto
Guerrero from Málaga, Rafael Rodríguez Rubio, Javier Vera Rincón and Jorge
Vázquez Corripio from Sevilla, Manuel Salazar Rincón from Jerez and José Ramón
Carmona Quesada from Granada.
Plan of the expedition
The approach to the mountains
will take place from Pakistan through the fluvial valley of the Indo. From
Concordia they will get to Chagarin, where they will install a common Base
Camp for both peaks at 5,300 meters. Gasherbrum I, also known as Hidden Peak
and also as K5, is on the border of Pakistan and India by the north, and has a
ridge of 6,500 m known as 'Gasherbrum-La', which links it with G2.
The route chosen by the
Andalucians on this peak is called 'Couloir of the Japanese'. The ascent
route of Gasherbrum II traverses a spur called Moravec in honor of one of its
first climbers. The Andalucians will install four altitude camps on both
This mountain project adds to
those expeditions previously sponsored by Consejería de Turismo, Comercio y
Deporte like Everst 2000, Andalucía K2, Andalucía Patagonia and 7 Summits
project, as well as other climbing activities of the Televisión de Canal Sur
program 'Andalucía Aventura'.
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