Originally named K5 by the Colonial Great Trigonometric Survey of India, Gasherbrum I was dubbed ‘the Hidden Peak’ by Victorian mountaineers because of its extreme remoteness. The name however, still seems appropriate to this day. Gasherbrum I, the highest promontory of the Gasherbrum Massif, is still one of the least-known of the 8,000ers, and is rarely climbed to this day. Even on the established routes, there’s a feeling that you’re breaking new ground here - making a first-class guiding team more essential than ever.
Climb the 11th Highest Peak in style
A jagged, uncompromising pinnacle of rock on the border of Pakistan and China’s Xinjiang province, Gasherbrum I tends to attract serious mountaineers on a serious mission - climbing all 14 of the world’s 8,000m peaks. As one of the lesser-known on that list, Gasherbrum I is not one that many in the climbing community have much prior knowledge of. This is where Elite Exped excel.
Our Gasherbrum I expedition is based off the plan that our leaders Nimsdai and Mingma David Sherpa set out and implemented with stunning success during their record-breaking Project Possible push of 2019. Between them, our highly-trained guiding team have climbed this Hidden Peak multiple times, but it’s not just our knowledge that makes us arguably the best-equipped guiding team in the business, it’s our approach.