Gasherbrum II

Photo of Gasherbrum II

Photo by Qazi

Details

Elevation (feet): 26,360
Elevation (meters): 8,035
Continent: Asia
Country: Pakistan
Range/Region: Karakoram
Latitude: 35.757831
Longitude: 76.653028
Difficulty: Major Mountain Expedition
Best months for climbing: Jul, Aug
Year first climbed: 1956
First successful climber(s): Austrian expedition
Nearest major airport: Islamabad, Pakistan
Convenient Center: Aksole

Description

Gasherbrum II is the third highest peak of the Gasherbrum massif, and the thirteenth highest peak in the world. It is generally considered one of the easiest 8000 meter peaks, though like any mountain of its stature, an ascent is not to be taken lightly.