Procedure

Departure May 31

We begin by flying to Islamabad via London, thereafter we continue to fly to Skardu. From here it takes one day by truck/jeep to the stone age village of Askole at 3 000m above sea level.

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Trekking along the Baltoro glacier

This is where the worlds most beautiful trekking begins, hiking on the Baltoro glacier in Pakistan - the largest glacier in the world. Following a weeks long hike we have now arrived to Concordia "The X" at about 5 000 meters height. Here we are surrounded by some of the worlds largest mountains - all over 8 000m. Here we head up towards the southern part of Gasherbrum glacier, following yet a couple of more days of hiking we are now at the place where we will set up basecamp.
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Gasherbrum III and II
Gasherbrum III and II

Basecamp

We will be bringing along 1.5 tons of equipement which is carried in by local carriers to the basecamp at 5 200m. We are counting on arriving to the basecamp June 21st. When the equipement is in place the carriers will return, to later return 7 weeks later.

When the basecamp is built we will begin acclimatisation, so the body can get used to the heights. This will occur during practice climbs of lower peaks in the nearby area, along with exploration of the mountains northwest wall which is the path/road we had thought of taking to the top. During the exploration tours difficult passages are secured and a couple of higher basecamps will be set-up.
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Attempt to reach the peak

If health and the forces of weather are on our side we can make our first attempt for the top during the last week of July. Since we are attempting to climb without oxygen or carriers we anticipate that it will take apx. 5-6 days to reach the top from the basecamp and back. During the second week of august it will time to tear down basecamp and head home.

Time schedule

Approximated time schedule for completion of the project:

  • Departure from Sweden May 31st
  • Trekking begins June 6th
  • Arrival to basecamp June 20th
  • Acclimatisation, set-up higher camps June 23rd (C1)
  • First attempt to reach the top July 20th
  • August 2nd - Arrive home

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