Time is a valuable commodity. We are about to change the fundamentals of high-mountain expeditions. For you.
Our Flash expedition cuts the usual 40 days for a Broad Peak expedition to a minimum while increasing safety and chances of success.
From a purely statistical point of view, the Broad Peak is one of the objectively safest eight-thousanders which also has a very high success rate. The route is direct, relatively short and the few difficult passages are secured with fixed ropes. Because of this, and because of its lower altitude, the Broad Peak is the first eight-thousander for many high-altitude mountaineers. The Karakoram is often described as climatically harsher and colder than the Himalayan mountains. This, however, arises from a rather subjective sensation as opposed to scientifically validated values. First you hike for one week via the Baltoro glacier over boulders, ice and moraines to the mountain. Not through forests and meadows as is often the case in the Himalayas. It’s all barren and thus acts inhospitable. But in reality it’s not colder. There are even days when you can sit on the Broad Peak summit in ski touring pants and a light windbreaker.
As far as the Pakistani government continues to permit it, we will fly in our experienced Sherpas from Nepal to support our Pakistani high altitude porters and secure the route. This is an additional safety factor.