Mount Gasherbrum I (also known as K5) is the 11th highest mountain on Earth and the 3rd highest in Pakistan. It’s part of the Gasherbrum massif, located in the Karakoram range, near the border of Pakistan and China.
The first successful ascent of Gasherbrum I was on July 5th, 1958, by an Austrian expedition. The team consisted of Fritz Moravec, Josef Larch, and Hans Willenpart. They descended from their summit down the North Ridge to a camp on the South Ridge (Camp IV), then continued down the South Ridge to Camp III.
Climbers who have completed Gasherbrum I say that it is worth every ounce of effort. Those who undertake the expedition must be able to handle extreme cold conditions and have the right equipment. Don’t worry about equipment SummitClimb team leader will check all your equipment before expedition. SummitClimb is one of the best mountaineering companies which offer Everest, K2, Cho Oyu, Broad Peak, Manaslu, Ama Dablam, Lobuche Peak, Island Peak, Aconcagua, and Elbrus expedition every year.
Here is the list of equipments by SummitClimb:
For the upper body, 2 synthetic t-shirts, 2 cotton t-shirts, a light-weight softshell jacket, a hard shell jacket with hood, a waterproof and breathable and heavy down coat for the expedition.
For head, warm hats that cover your ears, helmet, balaclava, glacier sunglasses with side shields, face mask, neck gaiter, and ski goggles with light and dark lenses is required.
For hand, following gloves are necessary: mid-weight soft shell gloves – wind/water-resistant, lightweight poly-liner gloves, heavy-weight waterproof gloves – Gore-Tex shell with removable liner and expedition weight mittens -Gore-Tex over mitt matched polar fleece mitt liner.
For the lower body, don’t forget to bring hiking shorts and pants, synthetic underwear, medium or expedition weight thermal bottoms, lightweight thermal bottoms, waterproof/breathable pants with full side zips (Gore-Tex or similar) and heavy insulating pants.
For feet, you need 2 pairs of lightweight trekking socks, 3 pairs of med-heavy poly or wool socks, running shoes, and sturdy leather walking boots.
For sleeping: Down sleeping bag which can resist -29C or -20F, high-quality inflatable sleeping pad designed for cold weather is required.