Another 8000 meter peak in the Gasherbrum Group

Gasherbrum II

Gasherbrum II and Mads Granlien in front

Amazing that one mountain group so compact can contain two peaks above 8000 meter and the two more so very close to the 8000 meter line (G3 is 7952 meter, G4 is 7925 meter).

Gasherbrum II was first climbed in 1956 by the Austrians Fritz Moravec, Josef Larch and Hans Willenpart. It is rumoured to one of the easiest 8000 meter peaks to scale, though again what is easy in an altitude of 8000 meter?

My experience with Gasherbrum II

I have no other experience with the mountain than from gazing up it from camp 1, which it has in common with Gasherbrum 1 and that mountain I climbed in 1998. From there it looks pretty nice and I definitely would like to have a go.

And I will when I’m going for K2, where I will use Gasherbrum II for my acclimatization. Hope I don’t thereby underestimate the mountain. Time will show.