Gasherbrum 1 team will attempt K2 in alpine style

The core of the team will be the same that went to Gasherbrum 1 in the winter will be trying to scale K2 this summer. They want to climb it in true alpine fashion. Also they want to go up a new route.

Due to the difficult conditions they ended up not scaling Gasherbrum 1 during the winter. Had they done so they would have been the first to climb this mountain in winter. At this point it is still unclimbed in winter.

The core climbers are: Alex Txikon (Basque), Gerfried Göschl (Austrian), Louis Rousseau (Canada). All three will meet each other in Skardu.

They are going on the Pakistan side of K2 in contrast to Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner who is going to attempt it from the Chinese side.

Source: Barrabes( translated)


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