Gasherbrum Traverse Repeated

Posted on: July 14, 2008


News Flash: The following news flash is a preliminary report posted as a service to our readers. Alpinist has not confirmed the veracity of its contents but will post a story in more detail when more information becomes available. —Ed.

Polish climber Piotr Morawski and Slovak Peter Hamor have completed the second traverse between Gasherbrum I (26,509') and Gasherbrum II (26,362'), Karakoram, Pakistan. The first successful traverse of GI and GII was made in 1984 by Reinhold Messner and Hans Kammerlander. On June 18, 2008, Morawski and Hamor departed from base camp. On June 25, they reached the summit of GI via the Spanish route. Eleven days later, on July 6, the team reached the summit of GII via the ridge between the two peaks. Morawski and Hamor intended to continue on to make the first enchainment of GI, GII and GIII, but due to inclement conditions, were forced to return to base camp after completing the traverse.

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Dos Pedros: no traverse

"They have done a traverse of G1 (full) and then went down to BC for rest and refueling," Piotr Pustelnik wrote to ExplorersWeb today. Pustelnik says that as far as he knows, the climbers then climbed the normal route up to camp 4, and then to the summit of G2. "So, it wasn't a traverse itself, rather a double header," Piotr writes.

www.mounteverest.net/news.php?id=17418

2008-07-21 04:17:26
alpinist

Please see our follow-up report here for more information:

www.alpinist.com/doc/web08x/newswire-flash-gasherbrum-traverse-controversy

2008-07-16 20:13:56
E9

This information is 100 per cent WRONG; No repeat was made. Sorry but you have to get better at reporting news or you will lose all cred.

2008-07-16 17:39:07
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