Gasherbrum IGasherbrum I
(also known as Hidden Peak
) at 8,068 metres (26,470 feet) is the eleventh highest peak on Earth
. Gasherbrum I is part of the Gasherbrum massif
, located in the Karakoram
region on the Pakistan
border. In 1892
, William Martin Conway provided the alternate name, Hidden Peak, in reference to its extreme remoteness. Gasherbrum in the local language means "Shining Wall".
Gasherbrum I was first climbed on July 5 1958 by Pete Schoening and Andy Kauffman of a US expedition lead by Nich Clinch.
See also: Eight-thousander, List of climbers, List of mountains
- 1934 - A large international expedition, organized by the Swiss G.O. Dyhrenfurth, explores Gasherbrum I and II. Two climbers get to 6,300m/20,650'.
- 1936 - A French expedition gets to 6,900m/22,630'.
- 1958 - First ascent.
- 1975 - Reinhold Messner and P. Habeler reach the summit on a new route (northwest route). One day later, they are followed by three Austrians on the same route.
- 1977 - The fourth successful ascent by two Yugoslavians, again on a new route.
- 1980 - A French expedition is successful with the 5th ascent and pass the south ridge for the first time.
- 1981 - Japanese have the 6th successful ascent.
- 1982 - G. Sturm, M. Dacher and S. Hupfauer of a German expedition summit via a new route on the north face. In the same year, the first woman gets to the summit. Moreover, there is the first ski descent from the top of an 8000 metre peak.
- 1983 - Teams from Switzerland, Poland and Spain are successful.
- 2003 - 19 people reach the summit, 4 deaths.