Masherbrum Trip Report (#5284)
- Signed By: George Bell
- Date submitted: June 06, 2000
My dad of the same name made the first ascent in 1960. I have been thinking of this a lot recently as dad died last week.
Masherbrum is still quite rarely climbed, perhaps fewer than 10 times total. It has still never been climbed from the Baltoro side (I think). The standard route is not technically of great difficulty, but is long and of considerable objective hazard. Masherbrum has a low base camp elevation, and it's base camp to summit elevation gain is larger than most of the 8000m peaks.