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ROCK CLIMBING

TRANGO TOWER

GREAT TRANGO: 

Great Trango was first climbed in 1977 by Galen Rowell, John Roskelley, Kim Schmitz, Jim Morrissey and Dennis Hennek by a route which started from the west side (Trango Glacier), and climbed a combination of ice ramps and gullies with rock faces, finishing on the upper South Face.

The east face of Great Trango was first climbed (to the East Summit) in 1984 by the Norwegians Hans Christian Doseth and Finn Dæhli, who both died on the descent.

The first successful climb of and return from the East Summit was in 1992, by Xaver Bongard and John Middendorf, via "The Grand Voyage", a route parallel to that of the ill-fated Norwegians, and the only route ever completed up the 1,340m east-southeast headwall. These two climbs have been called "perhaps the hardest big-wall climbs in the world."[4]

The least difficult route on Great Trango is on the Northwest Face, and was climbed in 1984 by Andy Selters and Scott Woolums.[4] This is nonetheless a very serious, technical climb.

TRANGO (NAMELESS)TOWER

Trango (Nameless) Tower was first climbed in 1976 by the British climber Joe Brown, along with Mo Anthoine, Martin Boysen, and Malcolm Howells. There are at least eight separate routes to the summit.

After several unsuccessful attempts, the second and third ascents were achieved in 1987, with the opening of two new routes: The Slovenian Route, better known as the Yugoslav Route, a pure, clean, logical crack route on the south-southeast face, by Slavko Cankar, Franc Knez (sl) and Bojan Šrot, and the Great Overhanging Dihedral Route, a spectacular and technical ascent on the western pillar, by Swiss/French team Michel "Tchouky" Fauquet, Patrick Delale, Michel Piola and Stephane Schaffter.

The first route that was freed (using fixed lines to return to a base each night), in 1988, was the Yugoslav Route by German team Kurt Albert, Wolfgang Gullich and Hartmut Munchenbach.

Another notable route is Eternal Flame (named after a Bangles song), first climbed on 20 September 1989 by Kurt Albert, Wolfgang Güllich, Milan Sykora and Christoph Stiegler. This route ascends the South-East Face of the Tower, and was climbed almost entirely free. These climbs inaugurated an era of pure rock-climbing techniques and aesthetics on high-altitude peaks.

The first female ascent, on 6 September 1990, was achieved in free climbing style, again on the Yugoslav Route, by Catherine Destivelle (with Jeff Lowe, and David Breashears filming).


TRIP ITINERARY:

DAYSDESTINATIONRESIDENCE
1Arrive Islamabad international airport and transfer to HotelHOTEL
2Fly to Skardu via PK451 or  Drive from Islamabad - Chilas ( Flight subject to weather condition). HOTEL
3Skardu sightseeing or Drive from Chilas - SkarduHOTEL
4Skardu briefing in Ministry of tourism & preparation of expedition with staffHOTEL
5Drive from Skardu - AskoliCAMPING
6Trek from Askoli - JholaCAMPING
7Trek from Jhola - PajuCAMPING
8Trek from Paju - Trango tower base campCAMPING
9CLIMBING PERIOD (26 DAYS)CAMPING
34Trek down from Trango base camp - BardumalCAMPING
35Trek down from Bardumal - AskoliCAMPING
36Drive from Askoli - SkarduHOTEL
37Skardu  de- briefing & final fare well dinnerHOTEL
38Fly to Islamabad or Drive from Skardu - Chilas ( Flight totally subject to weather. HOTEL
39Islamabad sightseeing or Drive from Chilas - Islamabad HOTEL
40Fly 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 – - 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, 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. Heating systems at base camp. 

22. Electric Generator / Solar 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


ROCK CLIMBING GEAR LIST.

We are quoting here some simple gear list. which shall need to start rock climbing. 

S.NO
DESCRIPTION
1CLIMBING SHOES
2CRASH PAD
3SNACKS 
4CHALK BAG & CHALK
5HARNESS
6LOCKING CARABINER 
7ROPE 10.5MM
8ROPE BAG
9HELMET
10BELAY DEVICE
11MID WEIGHT FLEECE JACKET
12RAIN JACKET
13 WIND PROOF PANTS
14FLEECE HAT
15 RUNNING SHOES (LIGHT HIKING BOOT)
16WATER BOTTLE 
17SUN GLASS 
18SUN BLOCK & LIP BALM
19ENERGY SNACKS 
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