1,400 climbers reaches Pakistan to summit Pakistani peaks
Sky-touching peaks and snow-covered mountains of Pakistan have attracted more than 1,400 climbers and trekkers from around the world this year.
Out of the 1,400, at least 370 climbers are attempting to summit the world’s second-highest peak, K2, at 8,611 metres.
Famous Nepali climbers Mangma Sherpo, Steffi Troget of Andorra, Wasfia Nazreen of Bangladesh, Hassan Afridi of Iran, Neeli Attar of Saudi Arabia and 370 other climbers including Pakistani female climbers Naila Kayani and Samina Baig.
The authorities in Gilgit-Baltistan have issued 700 climbing permits for the season targeting more than 20 peaks including – but not limited to – K2, The Broad Peak, Nanga Parbat, Gasherbrum 1, Gasherbrum 2 and Trango Towers.
He said that young Pakistani mountaineer Shahrooz Kashif has also reached the base camp to climb Nanga Parbat and is trying to complete the summit in the next four days as the weather will be bad for a week after the next four days.
According to Karrar Haider, secretary of the Alpine Club of Pakistan, this time the pair of Italian climbers have also built a new route on Nanga Parbat from Diya Mir Fees which meets the first route after Camp Two.
Kazakhstan-born veteran Russian mountaineer Denis Urubko, who has already summited all 14 8-thousanders, is also in Pakistan with permits to climb K2, Broad Peak, Gasherbrum 1 and Gasherbrum 2. The first on his itinerary is the Broad Peak