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  LA JUNTA WILL SPONSOR THE ANDALUCIA KARAKORUM 2005' EXPEDITION 


Wolf Göschl climbing (G2, 6600m, 3. July 2003)

Andalucian climbers will attempt to ascend for the first time to the summit of the two Gasherbrum, of more than 8,000 meters of altitude, between June 15 and August 15 

Consejería de Turismo, Comercio y Deporte will sponsor, through Deporte Andaluz, the 'Andalucía Karakorum 2005' Expedition, whose goal is to have a group of our community for the first time on the summit of Gasherbrum I (G1), 8,068 m., and Gasherbrum II (G2), 8,035 m., consecutively, two eight-thousands located on the Karakorum mountain system, on the northeast of the Himalayas. 

This activity, which will take place between the next June 15 and August 15, is organized by Federación Andaluza de Montañismo (the Andalucian Climbing Federation) and will be financed in a 25% by Junta de Andalucía. 

The team of the expedition is made by seven Andalucian climbers: Manuel González Díaz and Pedro Soto Guerrero from Málaga, Rafael Rodríguez Rubio, Javier Vera Rincón and Jorge Vázquez Corripio from Sevilla, Manuel Salazar Rincón from Jerez and José Ramón Carmona Quesada from Granada. 

Plan of the expedition 

The approach to the mountains will take place from Pakistan through the fluvial valley of the Indo.  From Concordia they will get to Chagarin, where they will install a common Base Camp for both peaks at 5,300 meters.   Gasherbrum I, also known as Hidden Peak and also as K5, is on the border of Pakistan and India by the north, and has a ridge of 6,500 m known as 'Gasherbrum-La', which links it with G2.

The route chosen by the Andalucians on this peak is called 'Couloir of the Japanese'.  The ascent route of Gasherbrum II traverses a spur called Moravec in honor of one of its first climbers. The Andalucians will install four altitude camps on both peaks.

This mountain project adds to those expeditions previously sponsored by Consejería de Turismo, Comercio y Deporte like Everst 2000, Andalucía K2, Andalucía Patagonia and 7 Summits project, as well as other climbing activities of the Televisión de Canal Sur program 'Andalucía Aventura'.

Translated from Spanish by Jorge Rivera

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