We have gained a reputation for success on 8000m peaks; much is to do with the strength of support we put in place. On Broad Peak and K2 we add considerable strength to our team by bringing in the support of our best Nepali Sherpa’s to work alongside our team of Pakistani high altitude porters.
Perhaps you have no ambition to climb K2. Broad Peak is attainable by the less technically skilled mountaineer who wants to climb in the shadow of K2, which is directly opposite.
Base Camp will be established on the medial moraine of the Goodwin-Austen Glacier at 4900m, followed by three further camps at higher intervals on the mountain. Attractive snow and rock scrambling weaves through the lower slopes onto the crest of the West Spur. Further up, our route hits the smooth lines of terrific glaciated slopes, with occasional ice walls to overcome above 7500m. A well defined ridge leads from the col at 7800m to the summit, with extensive views towards K2, only five miles away.
You should have previously climbed to around 6800m and be technically competent to Scottish grade II/Alpine AD
TRAVEL BETWEEN ISLAMABAD AND SKARDU/GILGIT WILL BE BY AIR AND NOT BY ROAD, EVEN IF THIS CAUSES DELAYS IN OUR ITINERARY
Our experienced Expedition leader will be supported by some of our regular Nepali climbing Sherpas. This friendly staff team will also include a team of Pakistani high altitude porters, who we work very well with. In addition, we are also supported by equally good cooks who all have high levels of hygiene and care. Climber to Sherpa ratio 2:1.
This is a professionally led non-guided expedition for experienced mountaineers who want to work as part of a team to tackle the mountain. We say non-guided because our leader and climbing Sherpa team working with you will not be able to protect your every move. You must, therefore, have a broad base of mountaineering experience enabling you to be capable and willing to move between camps unassisted. You will have good support on the mountain from our leader and Sherpa team.
Estimated International flights from London (Flight inclusive package)
A British expedition team leader. Small groups may use a local leader.
Permits, charges, importation taxes and levies payable to the Local Authorities in connection with the expedition.
Food, fuel and cooking equipment whilst on the mountain.
Transfers to and from the in country airport if flights booked with Adventure Peaks
Hotel and other accommodation on a Bed & Breakfast basis.
All tents and other communal equipment necessary for the climb.
Medical safety equipment and supplies.
Communication equipment (each member on a Grade 3B or above are normally provided with a radio whilst on the mountain and the team is often supported with a Satellite Telephone and e-mail facilities on extended expeditions at Base Camp).
90 – 120 litre kit bag for expedition members for UK based clients. A logoed top will be substituted for all clients residing outside of the UK and for returning clients
15% off the RRP on clothing and equipment purchases from Adventure Peaks shop
Personal climbing clothes and equipment.
Personal insurance, departure tax and inoculations.
Visas (please note you will need to apply for your own Pakistani visa and this can take several weeks).
Transfers to and from the in country airport if flights NOT booked with Adventure Peaks
Drinks and hotel or guest house meals, unless specified.
Personal medical supplies and personal use of communication equipment.
Tips for porters and local guides & sherpa summit bonus.
Costs associated with an expedition finishing early.
Costs associated with you leaving an expedition early.
Costs associated with extending a trip due to bad weather or other circumstances.
It is vitally important that you have adequate travel insurance for your trip with Adventure Peaks. We recognise the complexity and variety of choice in the insurance market and know that many of you either have your own preferred insurer or have annual multi trip cover in place already. If this is the case, please ensure that your insurer is aware of your Adventure Peaks itinerary and can agree to cover the activities being undertaken.
Adventure Peaks do not provide any advice on travel insurance, although it is a requirement of our booking conditions that you have travel insurance which covers the activities which you are likely to be undertaking on your holiday. Cover must include emergency medical, helicopter evacuation, repatriation and rescue expenses.
It is strongly recommended that suitable cancellation insurance is purchased at the time of booking as all deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable.