Summer in Pakistan – Gasherbrum 2

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I was last in Pakistan in 2006.

Things have changed somewhat and their excitement at having Imran Khan as PM is clear.

The summer season started with a lot of snow which meant great climbing conditions once it had consolidated and we were the first to summit Gasherbrum 2, well ahead of the other groups.

We used no fixed ropes and broke trail til the summit.

Broad Peak overlooking K2

High camp overlooking K2
High camp overlooking K2

High on Broad Peak, 8051m, also known as K3

This is the 12th highest mountain in the world

In the background, the giant and unmistakable pyramid of K2