Gasherbrum I - Japanese Route - 2012
Polish climber make the first winter ascent of Gasherbrum I, one of the highest peaks in the Karakoram, Pakistan.
First winter ascent of Gasherbrum I ( 8068m )
9 March 2012
Climbed by Adam Bielecki, Janusz Golab
Other members of the expedition: Artur Hajzer, Agnieszka Bielecka, Ali Sadpara, Shaheen Baig
Polish mountaineers Adam Bielecki and Janusz Golab made the first winter ascent of Gasherbrum I (hidden Peak). They ascended via the Japanese route up the Northwest Face of the mountain. In order to take advantage of a brief period of good weather they set off for the summit push from Camp 3 (7040m) at midnight, climbing in very difficult conditions to reach the summit at 8.30am.
On the day that Adam Bielecki and Janusz Golab reached the summit, three climbers from a separate international expedition disappeared high on the mountain while attempting a new route.
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More about this ascent
Gasherbrum I in the Ascent Book
First ascent of Gasherbrum I
Gasherbrum I, Gilgit-Baltistan , Pakistan
N 35° 43′ 29.19″ W 76° 41′ 48.948″