K2 isn’t nicknamed “the savage mountain” for nothing. The world’s second highest peak is arguably the toughest challenge in mountaineering, but nearby Broad Peak, the world’s 12th highest mountain, is the perfect stepping stone to tackling this daunting challenge. This expedition offers you the chance to conquer two of the Karakorum’s most iconic peaks in the space of a single summer climbing season.
Conquer two of the Karakorum’s most iconic peaks: K2 & Broad Peak
Elite Exped’s leaders Nimsdai, Mingma David and Mingma Tenzi will be forever associated with K2 because of their world first winter ascent in January 2021. But they also have a history with the world’s second highest mountain that stretches back before that remarkable feat. Mingma David led the rope-fixing team on K2 twice, leading to successful summits both times. And of course, Nimsdai summited the savage mountain as part of his ‘Project Possible’ push in 2019, climbing Broad Peak just a few days later.
Our leader's extensive experience in the Karakorum makes them uniquely placed to offer this ambitious combo package, which sees us using Broad Peak, one of the easiest of the 8,000ers, as an acclimatisation climb, en route to tackling K2, one of the most difficult.
Elite Exped’s K2 expedition plans are based on Nimsdai’s own from Project Possible, where speed and efficiency were paramount in achieving his goal. On this combo expedition, we aim to summit both Broad Peak and K2 within 63 days, with the time on Broad Peak reducing the amount of time we need to spend acclimatising on the lower slopes of K2. This 60 day period includes an additional week of contingency, in case of bad weather.