Health & Fitness
Expedition members will be provided with pre-trip medical advice and a medical questionnaire and asked to visit their family physician to receive a full medical examination. This information will be sighted only by the expedition leader and our medical adviser and treated with full confidentiality.
Skills required to climb Gasherbrum II
GII is a relatively straightforward climb in good conditions. Conditions are the crux of climbing in Pakistan, as the weather is less settled than further east in Nepal and storm cycles can persist for extended periods. Consequently we have a 30-day window for ascending the mountain with our summit bid being timed to coincide with the best weather statistically.
Climbers contemplating this climb should have a strong background in mountaineering skills and have experienced altitude above 5,500m prior to this expedition. Commonly climbers will have previously climbed Denali, Aconcagua or the various Mexican volcanoes or even other 8000m peaks as training for this climb.
A fierce determination and burning desire to climb the mountain are essential ingredients for this expedition. The guides and other expedition staff will provide the leadership, tactics and overall decision making during the climb allowing you to concentrate all your energies to completing the climb.
What you will carry on mountain
Climbers will be expected to carry only their own equipment and a small amount of group gear. We will use the services of the strong local high altitude porters (HAP’s) to help with establishing high camps