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The Gasherbrum II means in the language of the locals “Beautiful mountain” and is with it’s impressive height of 8.035m the thirteenth highest mountain on earth. It belongs to the Gasherbrum Group, which is located southeast of K2 in the border region of the Republic of China and Pakistan.
Gasherbrum II is the main peak of the mountain range, which consits of several peaks.
In July 1956, three Austrian expedition participants led by Fritz Moravec were the first to defeat Gasherbrum II. The ascent took place in alpine style. In alpine-style high-altitude moutaineering, even the highest mountain up the 8000m, are climbed in one turn. The route, which the mountaineers used at that time, is still the normal route over the Southwest Ridge. Below the summit pyramid a crossing to the east takes place, over the southeast ridge of the pyriamid the summit is reached.
The Gasherbrum II is one of the less challenging 8.000m and is therefore perfectly suited as a training mountain for Everest.