Hungarian Gasherbrum Expedition 2018

Two climbers of Hungarian Gasherbrum Expedition Dávid Klein and Szilárd Suhajda also reached camp-I of Gasherbrum massif. In securing the route till C-I, both the climbers from Hungry worked together with Polish-German expedition.  The climbers intend to scale Gasherbrum I (8,080 metres)  and Gasherbrum II (8,035 metres).

Gasherbrum massif is located in Gilgit–Baltistan Province of Pakistan neighboring with China at the top of the Baltoro Glacier.

The Hungarian climber Szilárd Suhajda left Hungary on 7th June, so that during the Kalifa Himalayan Expedition 2018 he can be the first Hungarian to climb the 8080 metres high Gasherbrum I (Hidden Peak) and the 8035 metres high Gasherbrum II without the support of additional Oxygen or the usage of high altitude porters or sherpas.

He met with his climbing mate, Dávid Klein in the capital of Pakistan (Islamabad) on 8th June, and from there they continued their journey to the basecamp of GI/GII supporting each other. The aim of Dávid Klein is to climb the Hidden Peak without Oxygen-support and Sherpas, but he will not go with Szilárd to the GII, since he had already reached its peak successfully in 2003. In the spring season of 2018, Klein tried climbing the peak of Shishapangma, but he could not succeed due to the bad weather and ffter the loss of his friend, Boyan Petrov and the struggle with the Shishapagma-expedition.

During the approach to the basecamp of the Gasherbrum I/II they did not had any unprecedented issues, so they have reached within 7 days as planned earlier.

“The strong crew of the previous expedition has already tried 3 times to reach Camp 1, but without any success so far! The glacier proves to be a more stubborn obstacle for the mountaineers than anything before: the labyrinth of the clefts is covered with vast and thin lakes of snow and ice, which are inevitable obstacles according to the teammates: many of them have fallen into the unpleasing, icy waters.”  – wrote Szilárd Suhajda on 20 June in his report.

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