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  2005 in Review - Mountaineering and Trekking in Pakistan


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A Total of 84 expedition were permitted to climb the mountains in Pakistan as compared to 66 in year 2004.

43 expedition were in the Baltoro region climbing K2, Gasherbrum I & II, Broad Peak and many more to mention.

Whereas a large number of climbers climbing Nanga Parbat altogether 14 expeditions attempted Nanga Parbat. Two expedition were in Hindu Kush region attempting Noshaq Peak and Saraghrar Peak. In addition to this there were dozens of expeditions to peak below 6500 meter like Trango Tower, Hina Brakk, Shipton Spire, Amin Brakk, Liala Peak and many more to mention.

There were 248 trekking permit issued to groups and individuals trekkers and majority of them travel to Baltoro region. There is no record of trekkers trekking in open region without permit.

There are three people died in 2005 including Mr. Renar from Tibet - China while traveling from Skardu to Askole, Ms. Erica Kutcher died in Trango / Shipton Spire area and Mr. Phura Chhire Sherpa from Nepal.

There were 07 expeditions on K2  but non of them could reach the summit. 14 Expedition were on Nanga Parbat and 37 climbers reach to the summit including 4 climbers/high altitude porters from Pakistan. 4 Expedition were on Broad Peak but only 2 climbers reach the summit. 6 Expedition were on Gasherbrum I on its 50th anniversary summit out of 67 climbers 9 climbers from two teams from Japan and Korea successfully reached the summit. 14 Expedition were on Gasherbrum II out of 126 climbers 15 climbers reach the summit from five expedition.

In Hindu Kush there were two team one from Norway with three members attempting Noshaq Peak but fail to reach the summit and another was on Saraghrar Peak SE-I from Switzerland were successful in reaching the summit with eight members.

12 climbers summited Spantik Peak including Two German's, Six British and Four Pakistanis working for British team.

There were also a Historic Helicopter Rescue of Mr. Tomaz Humar from Slovenian on Nanga Parbat in the history of Pakistan Mountaineering.

Messer also become the attention of news when he found his brother remains in Nanga Parbat.

Source: Asghar Ali Porik

Managing Director

M/s Jasmine Tours

GPO Box 859, Rawalpindi, Pakistan.

Tel: 0092-51-5586823 Fax: 0092-51-5584566

web: www.jasminetours.com

Site in French: www.decouvertepakistan.com

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