Gasherbrum I - Southeast Ridge - 1958

Gasherbrum I (Hidden Peak), in pakistan's Karakoram mountains, was first climbed in 1958 by an American expedition

First ascent of Gasherbrum I ( 8068m )

Southeast Ridge

Karakoram, Pakistan

5 July 1958

Climbed by Pete Schoening, Andy Kauffman

Other members of the expedition: Nick Clinch, Mohammad Akram, Syed Tasawar Hussain Rizvi, Bob Swift, Tom Nevison, Gil Roberts, Dick Irvin, Thomas McCormack

Gasherbrum I (Hidden Peak), in pakistan's Karakoram mountains, was first climbed in 1958 by an American expedition. The summit was reached on 5 July by Pete Schoening and Andy Kauffman. Supplementary oxygen was used.

"Now we were faced with the problem of how we were going to climb the mountain which loomed up ahead of us. Everyone had a different idea about what we should do." - Thomas McCormack

More about this ascent

External references for this climb.

Gasherbrum I in the Ascent Book

Other climbs on Gasherbrum I in the Himalayan Climbs mountaineering database

Mountain Facts

Gasherbrum I, Gilgit-Baltistan , Pakistan

N 35° 43′ 29.19″ W 76° 41′ 48.948″

Elevation: 8068m

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