Good luck to Jackson’s John Griber, Montana’s Kris Erickson and the rest of the The North Face ski mountaineering crew on their attempt to ski and snowboard Gasherbrum I and II. The plan is to hopefully nail G2 with the whole team and if things go well, and conditions and funding can support another trip, John and Kris will give G1 a go.
Gasherbrum means “beautiful mountain” in Balti and the two peaks are located in the Karakoram range of the Himalaya…a place I dream of going some day. G2, aka K4, is the 13th highest mountain on the planet and the typical route is up it’s Southwest Ridge, which is relatively free of objective hazards. G1, aka K5 or Hidden Peak, is the 11th highest and given the Hidden Peak name due to it’s extreme remoteness. Follow the trip and find out more about the team and expedition on The North Face website. Good luck!!
Panorama from the summit of Gasherbrum II.