K2 60 years later

prova per newsK2 …
Is, probably, the most frightening, loved and admired mountain. A peak dreamed, in the last one hundred years by very different people, a peak able to attract with his magnetism the imagination of mountaineers , scientists, adventurers from all over the world. If at the beginning of the century to reach the base of the mountain was an epic adventure, today , while climb it still remains an effort for the few, reach the base camp admiring it severe silhouetted against the Pakistani sky is a reachable dream.

In 1954 …
… Achille Compagnoni and Lino Lacedelli, led by Ardito Desio, reached for  the first in the history, the summit of K2. The success of the expedition was been possible thanks to the determination of the Italian team, but also thanks to the support of the Pakistani people.

In 2004 ..

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of first ascent,  EvK2Cnr Committee, founded by Desio and supported by the Italian Government, led two alpine expedition, one scientific expedition and the helps of other organizations and associations, organized some activities to promote the anniversary. During that summer over 6000 trekkers, climbers and tourists visited the heart of the mountains of Karakourm.

Today …
… 60 years later, the Government of Gilgit Baltistan (the north Pakistani region), the CKNP, the SEED project for the implementation of the Central Karakorum National Park, the EvK2Cnr Committee,Pakistan Tour Operators, and some other organizations celebrate the 60th anniversary of first ascent with a series of initiative. The target is to promote this area.

The alpine Pakistani expedition…
For the first time an official Pakistani team will attempt to the summit. EvK2Cnr Committee, in order to remember the determinant contribution of Pakistani People during the first ascent, will support the team.

The events to celebrate the 60th anniversary …
Among the set of events organized during this summer there are the Silk Route Festival, the Silk Route Film Festival, an exhibition dedicated to Filippo de Filippi, one of the first explorers of Karakorum, and several other initiatives.

The adventure for mountaineer and trekkers from all over the world …
The Pakistan tour operators, in order to celebrate the 60th anniversary, organize a set of new treks and tours to visit Karakorum and reach K2 base camp. Pato guarantee  professional services, experienced guides, qualified staff with appropriate levels of security to international standards.