Golden Peak Tours

Saturday, 18th Nov 2017

Gasherbrum I

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Names Hidden Peak, K5
Elevation (feet)
26,470
Elevation (meters)
8,068
Best Climbing Months
May, June & July
First Climber(s)
Pete Schoening and Andy Kauffman
Year First Climbed
1958
'Shining Wall' is what Gasherbrum means in local language. Gasherbrum peaks are situated in the northern area of Pakistan. There are six Gasherbrum peaks in Pakistan, which are known as Gasherbrum I, Gasherbrum II…to Gasherbrum VI.

Gasherbrum I, also known as 'Hidden Peak' is the 11th highest peak in the world with the height of 8,068 metres. Though many expeditions have climbed the Gasherbrum I, but the first attempt to scale the peak was done in 1936 by a French Expedition led by H. De Segogne but they could not scale the mountain beyond 6,797 metres. It was in 1958 that an American Expedition reached the summit of the Gasherbrum I. The route to the base camp is from Skardu through Shigar Valley then you have to trek from Askole through Baltoro glacier.

Gasherbrum I is 3rd highest in Pakistan and ranking 11th in World. This peak remained hidden because it lies in one of the most difficult terrains which is surrounded by the some of the highest peaks around. The first ascent made by an American Expedition let by Nich clinch in 1958.