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K2 EXPEDITION

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:

DAYSDESTINATIONRESIDENCE 
1Arrive Islamabad international airport and transfer to Hotel
HOTEL
2Fly to Skardu via PK-451 ( In case weather not support Drive from Islamabad - Chilas
HOTEL
3Skardu sightseeing ( Drive from Chilas - Skardu
HOTEL
4Skardu briefing in Ministry of Tourism & final preparation of expedition with staff
HOTEL
5Drive from Skardu - Askoli
CAMPING
6Trek from Askoli - Jhola
CAMPING
7Trek from Jhola - Paju
CAMPING
8Paju Rest and Acclimatization day 
CAMPING
9Trek from Paju - Urdukas
CAMPING
10Trek from Urdukas - Goro II
CAMPING
11Trek from Goro II - Concordia
CAMPING
12Trek from concordia - K2 Base camp
CAMPING
13CLIMBING PERIOD (38 DAYS).
CAMPING
52Trek down K2 base camp - Goro II
CAMPING
53Trek down from Goro II - Khobursay
CAMPING
54Trek down from Khobursay - Bardumal
CAMPING
55Trek down from Bardumal - Askoli
CAMPING
56Drive from Askoli - Skardu
HOTEL
57Skardu de-briefing & final farewell dinner
HOTEL
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.NODESCRIPTION QUANTITY
1DOWN SUITS
1 PIECE
2SUMMIT SHOES ( CLIMBING BOOT)1 PAIR
3TREKKING SHOES (WALKING SHOES)
1 PAIR
4SLEEPING BAG
1 PIECE
5CRAMPONS 
1 PAIR
6SUMMIT SNOW GOGGLES
1 PIECE
7SUMMIT GLOVES
1 PAIR
8NORMAL GLOVES
2 PAIR
9SUN GLASS
2 PIECE
10ICE AXE
1 SET
11HARNESS
1 SET
12JUMAR
1 PIECE
13LOCKING CARBINEERS
2 PIECE
14DOWN FILLED MATTRESS (AIR MATTRESS) 
1 PIECE
15SUMMIT SOCKS
2 PAIRS
16CLIMBING BAG 40 LTR
1 PIECE
17HELMET 
1 PIECE
18DOWN JACKET
1 PIECE
19DOWN TROUSER
1 PIECE
20FIGURE OF 8 (DESCENDER)
1 PIECE
21HEAD LAMP
1 PIECE
22GORTEX JACKET
1 PIECE
23GORTEX TROUSER
1 PIECE
24WIND PROOF JACKET
1 PIECE
25FLECE JACKET 
2 PIECE
26FLECE TROUSER
1 PIECE
27FLECE INNER GLOVES
1 PAIR
28NON LOCKING CARABINEER
1 PIECE
29WATER BOTTLE
1 PIECE
30TAB SLING
1 PIECE
31LIGHT TREKKING PANTS
2 PAIRS
32NECK WARMERS
2 PIECE
33SUN PROTECT CREAM
1 PIECE
34LIP GUARD
1 PIECE
35DUFFEL BAGS
2 PIECE


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