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Broad Peak Expedition

Broad Peak is part of the Gasherbrum massif on the border of Pakistan and China. It is located about 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) from K2. It has a summit over 1.5 kilometers (0.93 mi) long, thus "Broad Peak".

The first ascent of Broad Peak was made on June 9, 1957 by Fritz Wintersteller, Marcus Schmuck, Kurt Diemberger, and Hermann Buhl of an Austrian expedition led by Marcus Schmuck. A first attempt by the team was made on May 29 where Fritz Wintersteller and Kurt Diemberger reached the forepeak (8,030 m). This was also accomplished without the aid of supplemental oxygen or high altitude porters and without base camp support.
On the same expedition, Marcus Schmuck and Fritz Wintersteller made a flash first ascent of Skil Brum peak (7,360 m) on June 19, 1957 in pure Alpine style in 53 hours.

Hermann Buhl fell to his death when he and Diemberger attempted to climb nearby Chogolisa peak (7,654 m) on June 27, 1957.
The summit of Broad Peak has been descended on skis.

In July 2007 an Austrian mountaineering team climbed Broad Peak with the aim of retrieving the corpse of Markus Kronthaler, who had died on the mountain one year before, from over 8,000 metres.

In the winter and summer of 2009 there were no summits. There was one winter expedition by a Polish-Canadian team. In the summer there was one fatality, Cristina Castagna.


Day 01: Islamabad
Day 02: Islamabad – Skardu
Day 03: Skardu (briefing)
Day 04: Skardu – Askole
Day 05: Askole – Julla
Day 06: Julla – Paiyu
Day 07: Rest day
Day 08: Paiyu - Urdukas
Day 09: Urdukas – Goro II
Day 10: Goro II – Broad Peak B.C
Day 11 – 41: CLIMBING DAYS
Day 42: Broad Peak B.C - Concordia
Day 43: Concordia - Urdukas
Day 44: Urdukas - Paiyu
Day 45: Paiyu - Julla
Day 46: Julla - Askoli
Day 47: Askoli - Skardu
Day 48: De-briefing day
Day 49: Skardu – Islamabad/Besham
Day 50: Islamabad
Day 51: Islamabad - Destination

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