Pakistan's 2009 summer climbing season has finally ended. 63
expeditions applied for the climbing permit for 2009 summer season 18 got
cancel due to security concern in Pakistan and financial problem at their
own ends. 45 mountaineering expedition arrive with 335 climbers in Pakistan
this year. 5 climbers Michele Fait – Italy (K2), Wolfgang Koblinger –
Austria (Nanga Parbat), Go Mi-Sun – South Korea (Nanga Parbat), Cristina
Castagna – Italy (Broad Peak), Luis Maria Barbero – Spain (GII) lost their
lives, all on the 8000ers Peaks.
Bulgarian on the summit of GI 2009
63 expedition applications
This year 63 expedition applications were filed for climbing permits in
Pakistan. 18 expeditions with climbers cancel the plan to visit Pakistan. 43
were granted expedition arrived in Pakistan.
K2 - Chogori 8611 m
2008 was a successful year on K2 but also a deadliest year
when lots of climbers lost their lives. 2009 was not a successful year for
K2 . 7 expeditions applied for the permit one got cancel but six expeditions
arrive in Pakistan with 56 climbers. One climber Mr. Michele Fait from Italy
lost his life on 29/06/2009.
Broad Peak 8047 m
In 2009 summer season 12 expeditions applied for permit on
Broad Peak 4 expedition cancel 8 expedition arrived in Pakistan with 85
climbers only one person Mr. Josep Permane Sabate got success (27/07/2009)
on Broad Peak in 2009. Ms. Cristina Castagna Italian died on July 23, 2009.
Gasherbrum II 8035 m
2009 was again a bad climbing year for GII. 9 Expeditions
applied for the peak 2 expedition cancel their plan to visit Pakistan and 7
expedition came to Pakistan with 64 climbers, out of which only two was
successful in putting its 6 members on the summit (most of them on fore
summit). Mr. Luis Barbero lost his life while descending from the mountain
on July 20, 2009.
Gasherbrum I 8068 m
2009 three expedition applied for Gasherbrum I exclusively
one expedition cancel, two arrived with 16 climbers, out of which 3 reach
Gasherbrum I 8068 m,
Gasherbrum II 8035 m Gasherbrum IV 7925 m, Gasherbrum VI 7004 m
2009 four expedition applied for Gasherbrum double header
(GI, II) two expedition applied for triple header (GI, GII, GIV and GI, GII
and GVI) one double header expedition cancel, three arrived with 40
climbers, out of which 6 reach the top.
Editor note; Boyan Petrov summit both GI and GII his stat is added in triple
header note. Some of the climbers reach the fore summit; stats reflect the
record from ACP and Ministry of Tourism, Pakistan.
Nanga Parbat 8125 m
2009 is a 100% successful year on Nanga Parbat Expeditions. 4
expeditions applied for the permit one expedition cancel and remaining 3
expeditions arrive in Pakistan with 40 climbers. All three expeditions
declare successful, out of 40 climbers 19 climbers reach to the top.
Including 4 Pakistani Mr. Wolfgang Koblinger from Austria and Ms. Go Mi-Sun
from South Korean summit's 11 8000m meters peaks including Nanga Parbat lost
their life while descending from the mountain on July 10, 2009.
Spantik 7027 m (Golden Peak)
2009 Nine expeditions applied for the permit 2 expedition
were cancel 7 expedition arrive with 38 climbers, 20 climbers 1 from
Austria, 3 each from Japan and Spain respectively, 9 from Iran, 1 each from
Pakistan Germany and Netherlands claim success.
Expeditions to the remaining 12 mountains;
Rakaposhi 7788 m, 3 expeditions try their luck on Rakaposhi with 6 climbers
Latok I 7145 m 3 expeditions got permit for Latok Peak among them are USA
Freak Power Latok I 7145 m, was unsuccessful, Spanish Lotok I 7145 m
expedition was unsuccessful, one climbers died and South Korean Latok
Expedition was canceled,
German Malangutti 7023 m was cancel, French Shispare Expedition was cancel,
American Kuksar II 6925 m expedition was canceled, USA and Slovenia
Masherbrum 7821 m expedition was canceled,
Korea Cheong Jook Alpine Club Tahu Rutum 6651 m, was unsuccessful, Japan
Kunyan Chich 7400 m, was unsuccessful, K7 6934 m, result is awaited,
Canadian Pumari Chish 6800 m, was unsuccessful
Successful Double Header's
Boyan Patrov from Bulgaria climb GI July 26, 2009 and GII
August 1st, 2009
Ms. Eun Sun Oh from South Korea climb Nanga Parbat on July 10, 2009 and GI
on August 3rd, 2009.
Pemba Tshiring Sherpa from Nepal climb Nanga Parbat on July 10, 2009 and GI
on August 3rd, 2009.
Dawa Onga Sherpa from Nepal climb Nanga Parbat on July 10, 2009 and GII on
August 1st, 2009.
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