Gasherbrum Trip Report (#22152)
- Signed By: cleo weidlich
- Date submitted: March 23, 2011
- Date(s) climbed: August 5th, 2010
- Number of People Encountered:11-25 people
- Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Absolutely gorgeous. Approach is very dangerous and very long... The most awesome climb of 2010 for me. I became the first American woman to summit this mountain and the only woman to top an 8000er in Pakistan in 2010. This is a technical climb in mixed terrain. Slopes are highly avalanche prone. The only fixed ropes I used were the old ones left on the Japanese couloir (they're in bad shape), but above C3 there were no fixed ropes. I shared the summit with Mr. Jae-Soo of South Korea and his Sherpa Mingma of Makalu, Dare if you can...