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Ascent to K2-Gilkey Memorial in 1989-08

Climber: Peter Stone

Date:August, 1989
Ascent Type:No Summit Goal
Point Reached:K2 - Gilkey Memorial
    Location:China/Pakistan
    Elevation:5000 m / 16407 ft

Ascent Trip Report

I've hiked in 6 continents and a large number of the world's major mountain ranges, including many of the classic Bucket List treks. However, the expedition from Dassu to Concordia and back is by far the most awe-inspiring, beautiful & fulfilling trek I've ever done. The Kilkey Memorial/K2 Basecamp was the highest point achieved and K2 the most impressive mountain I've ever seen. Furthermore I met my future wife on the trip!
Summary Total Data
    Quality:10 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Glacier Climb
    Gear Used:
Guide, Porters, Tent Camp



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