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Mountaineering

K2

K2 (8611M) SUCCESS & REPEAT:  

An Italian expedition finally succeeded in ascending to the summit of K2 via the Abruzzi Spur on 31 July 1954. The expedition was led by Ardito Desio, and the two climbers who reached the summit were Lino Lacedelli and Achille Compagnoni. The team included a Pakistani member, Colonel Muhammad Ata-ullah, who had been a part of the 1953 American expedition. Also on the expedition were Walter Bonatti and Pakistani Hunza porter Amir Mehdi, who both proved vital to the expedition's success in that they carried oxygen tanks to 8,100 metres (26,600 ft) for Lacedelli and Compagnoni. The ascent is controversial because Lacedelli and Compagnoni established their camp at a higher elevation than originally agreed with Medhi and Bonatti. It being too dark to ascend or descend, Medhi and Bonatti were forced to overnight without shelter above 8,000 meters leaving the oxygen tanks behind as requested when they descended. Bonatti and Mehdi survived, but Mehdi was hospitalized for months and had to have his toes amputated because of frostbite. Efforts in the 1950s to suppress these facts to protect Lacedelli and Compagnoni's reputations as Italian national heroes were later brought to light. It was also revealed that the moving of the camp was deliberate, a move apparently made because Compagnoni feared being outshone by the younger Bonatti. Bonatti was given the blame for Medhi's hospitalization.

TRIP ITINERARY:
DAYS
DESTINATION
RESIDENCE
1Arrive Islamabad international airport and transfer to HotelHOTEL
2Fly to Skardu via PK-451 ( In case weather not support Drive from Islamabad - ChilasHOTEL
3Skardu sightseeing ( Drive from Chilas - SkarduHOTEL
4Skardu briefing in Ministry of Tourism & final preparation of expedition with staffHOTEL
5Drive from Skardu - AskoliCAMPING
6Trek from Askoli - JholaCAMPING
7Trek from Jhola - PajuCAMPING
8Paju Rest and Acclimatization day CAMPING
9Trek from Paju - UrdukasCAMPING
10Trek from Urdukas - Goro IICAMPING
11Trek from Goro II - ConcordiaCAMPING
12Trek from concordia - K2 Base campCAMPING
13CLIMBING PERIOD (38 DAYS).CAMPING
52Trek down K2 base camp - Goro IICAMPING
53Trek down from Goro II - KhobursayCAMPING
54Trek down from Khobursay - BardumalCAMPING
55Trek down from Bardumal - AskoliCAMPING
56Drive from Askoli - SkarduHOTEL
57Skardu de-briefing & final farewell dinnerHOTEL
58Fly to Islamabad via PK452 ( or Drive from Skardu - Chilas (flight subject to weather)HOTEL
59Islamabad sightseeing or Drive from Chilas - Islamabad HOTEL
60Fly out to your own destination (END OF OUR SERVICES)FLY OUT


SERVICES INCLUDED

1. All Airport pick and drop

2. Both ways air fare between Islamabad – Skardu – Islamabad.

3. Transportation briefing, debriefing and sightseeing.

4. Transportation between Skardu – Askoli – Hushe - Skardu

5. Three nights’ Accommodation, twin bed room in Islamabad (bed & breakfast)

6. Three nights in Skardu Hotel with full board.

7. Two nights in Chilas Hotel with full board.

8. Local staff Wages, insurance, food and equipment.

9. Low porters to carry expedition and trekking equipment, foods.

10. Way up 75kg each climbing members.

11. Way down 50kg each climbing members.

12. All trekking and base camp foods.

13. Comfortable members tent, Mess tent, Kitchen tent, store tent, office tent, Shower tent, Toilet tent, table, chairs & kitchen utensils.

14. Assistance for Reconfirmation of international flight tickets.

15. All Camping fees, road taxes & bridge crossing fee.

16. Low Porters Equipment’s.

17. Documentation & climbing permit 

18. CKNP west management fee

19. Royalty fee and additional member fee

20. Liaison officer Kit allowance, food, flight fare.

21. Electric Generator / Solar system at Base camp.

22. Heating system at base camp.

SERVICES NOT INCLUDED

1. Member international flight tickets 

2. Helicopter emergency rescue fees (refundable if not use, it is now US$15000/- 

3. Members any climbing gears 

4. Member personal insurance 

5. High altitude tent

6. High altitude food

7. High altitude porter

8. Sleeping bag and all personal expenses such as telephone calls, fax, email charges, liquor or soft drinks, 

9. Room service, gratuities for personal services, items of a purely personal nature

10. Custom clearing charges (import and export of equipments) 

11. EPI gas and oxygen cylinder 

12. Any unforeseen expenses (just like road block extra hotel stay or if members stay more days at Base Camp) then members will be pay according to the numbers of days basses. 

13. Trekking members and climbing member will come together. If any/some member split during the period then there extra expenses will be charged according to normal price


K2 EXPEDITION EQUIPMENT LIST:

S.NO

DESCRIPTION

QUANTITY

1

DOWN SUITS

1 PIECE

2

SUMMIT SHOES (CLIMBING BOOT)

1 PAIR

3

TREKKING SHOES (WALKING SHOES)

1 PAIR

4

SLEEPING BAG

1 PIECE

5

CRAMPONS 

1 PAIR

6

SUMMIT SNOW GOGGOLES

1 PIECE

7

SUMMIT GLOVES

1 PAIR

8

NORMAL GLOVES

2 PAIR

9

SUN GLASS

2 PIECE

10

ICE AXE

1 SET

11HARNESS1 SET
12JUMAR1 PIECE
13LOCKING CARBINEERS2 PIECE
14DOWN FILLED MATTRESS (AIR MATTRESS) 1 PIECE
15SUMMIT SOCKS2 PAIRS
16CLIMBING BAG 40 LTR1 PIECE
17HELMET 1 PIECE
18DOWN JACKET1 PIECE
19DOWN TROUSER1 PIECE
20FIGURE OF 8 (DESCENDER)1 PIECE
21HEAD LAMP1 PIECE
22GORTEX JACKET1 PIECE
23GORTEX TROUSER1 PIECE
24WIND PROOF JACKET1 PIECE
25FLECE JACKET 2 PIECE
26FLECE TROUSER1 PIECE
27FLECE INNER GLOVES1 PAIR
28NON LOCKING CARABINEER1 PIECE
29WATER BOTTLE1 PIECE
30TAB SLING1 PIECE
31LIGHT TREKKING PANTS2 PAIRS
32NECK WAMERS2 PIECE
33SUN PROTECT CREAM1 PIECE
34LIP GUARD1 PIECE
35DUFFEL BAGS2 PIECE



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