Pakistan Update: Summit Climbers Back in Camp 3

A member iof the Czech-Slovak team on the summit of Gasherbrum II earlier today. Photo: Czech-Slovak Expedition

Summiters on both Broad Peak and Gasherbrum II have made it safely down to Camp 3. And not a moment too soon: The weather deteriorated rapidly during the evening.

Some new summiters whom we haven’t previously mentioned: Pakistani high-altitude porters Sguhaat Ali and Ali Hushevi, and also Martin Ksandr, Pavel Burda, and Jozef Zajac of the Czech-Slovak team. The Czechs said that it was quite a technical climb up the summit pyramid, with no fixed ropes and no supplementary O2.

Lluis Cortadellas tracker locates him back in Camp 3 after reaching the summit of Gasherbrum II earlier today.

At a first glance, there seems to have been fewer climbers using oxygen this year on both Broad Peak and GII than previously.

On Broad Peak, all summit climbers and also some of those who turned back without reaching the top are back in Camp 3.

Kim HongBin. Photo: Vitaly lazo

With his success today on Broad Peak, Kim HongBin has completed his 14×8,000’er quest. Joining him on the summit were Pakistanis Little Hussain, Imtiaz Sadpara, Yusaf Hushevi, and Mehdi Sadpara.

Belgians Sophie Lenaerts and Stef Maginelle reached the top as well.  

Unfortunately, there was no ski descent of Broad Peak. Anton Pugovkin reported that progress was so slow that they had to simply retreat to C3. But they may try again in a week or so.

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Angela Benavides

Angela Benavides

Senior journalist, published author and communication consultant. Specialized on high-altitude mountaineering, with an interest for everything around the mountains: from economics to geopolitics. After five years exploring distant professional ranges, I returned to ExWeb BC in 2018. Feeling right at home since then!

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iola
iola
2 months ago

Summit of Gasherbrum 2?
In this picture, the summit looks different https://explorersweb.com/2021/07/14/gasherbrum-ii-a-climbers-guide/
(and the same as in this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frebysJuv3Y)

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Marie
Marie
2 months ago

You should read Lotta Hintsa’s account (on Instagram, see below) on how people in Broad Peak’s C3 refused to lend a helping hand when it was really needed or even agreed on. It is quite shameful. Kudos to her and the ones that did help!

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Apy
Apy
2 months ago

Angela, the photo posted on the Exhibition Club FB is only “illustrative” and was not taken on Gasherbrum but on top of Muztagh Ata…
https://www.facebook.com/Gasherbrum2CZSK/

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ZLF
ZLF
2 months ago
ZLF
ZLF
2 months ago
Reply to  ZLF

Kim Hong-Bin is reported missing after completing the 14x8000es

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Apy
Apy
2 months ago
Reply to  ZLF

Yes according to the Russians he fell in a 15 m crevice and could not be pulled out.

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Apy
Apy
2 months ago
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Climber
Climber
2 months ago
Reply to  Apy

He died……

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