K5 (Gasherbrum I)

K5 (Gasherbrum I, گاشر برم -1, 加舒尔布鲁木I峰, 加舒爾布魯木I峰, Jiāshūěrbùlǔmù I Fēng)

K5 is also known as “Hidden Peak,” and Gasherbrum is often translated as “Shining Wall,” but the word actually comes from the Balti words “rgasha” (beautiful) + “brum” (mountain), meaning “beautiful mountain.”

It stands as the tallest peak in a group of mountains near the northeastern area of the Baltoro Glacier.  The other peaks in the mountain massif are the following in descending order: Broad Peak, Gasherbrum II, Gasherbrum III (which is not technically considered to be its own mountain, but rather a subpeak of Gasherbrum II), Gasherbrum IV, Gasherbrum V, Gasherbrum VI, Gasherbrum VII, and the Gasherbrum Twins.

Countries: Pakistan, China

Gasherbrum I lies on the Pakistani–Chinese border in the Gilgit–Baltistan region of Pakistan and the Xinjiang region of China.

Mountain Range: Baltoro Karakoram

Height: 26,470 feet / 8,068 meters according to the National Geographic Society.

First Ascent: July 5, 1958 by Pete Schoening and Andy Kauffman of an American expedition led by Nicholas B. Clinch.

Fun Fact: K5 is the 11th highest mountain in the world!

External Links

Philippe Gatta – Great post on Gasherbrum I, II, and Broad Peak expedition with photos

Photos

Gasherbrum I in Karakorum | Piotr Snigorski
Gasherbrum mountain massif in a morning behind Baltoro glacier, K2 trek, Pakistan | Punnawit Suwattananun
Gasherbrum I seen from Camp I on South Gasherbrum Glacier
Pakistan, Gasherbrum I and Gasherbrum II Base Camp, June 2015 – Gasherbrum I also known as Hidden Peak, and South Gasherbrum Glacier seen from Base Camp | By Piotr Snigorski
South Gasherbrum Glacier | Piotr Snigorski
K2 mountain peak, second highest mountain in the world, K2 trek, Pakistan | Marcelo Alex
Landscape of Gasherbrum massif and Baltoro glacier, K2 Base Camp, Pakistan | khlongwangchao
Gasherbrum massif and Baltoro glacier, K2 Base Camp, Pakistan | khlongwangchao
Gasherbrum massif and Baltoro glacier, K2 Base Camp, Pakistan | khlongwangchao

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