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THE NORTH RIDGE OF K2 IS THE SINGLE MOST ELEGANT LINE ON ANY 8000m PEAK. DIRECT FROM THE GLACIER, THE RIDGE CONNECTS UNBROKEN TO K2’S SUMMIT, ONLY DEVIATED FROM FOR THE CLIMBING ABOVE THE UPPER-MOST SERACS. ALREADY COLDER LIKE EVERY NORTH SIDE, AND ONLY 25o OFF DIRECTLY NORTH, THE RIDGE IS CLEANLY BIFURCATED INTO EASTERN AND WESTERN SIDES THAT EXPOSE IT EVENLY TO THE SUN. THIS COMBINED WITH K2’S NORTHERN LATITUDE – NEARLY 20% FURTHER NORTH OF THE EQUATOR THAN MOST NEPALESE 8000m PEAKS – MAKES IT REMARKABLY STABLE

SHORT OF THE LEGENDARY ESOTERIC ROUTES LIKE THE MAGIC LINE AND THE NORTH PILLAR, THE NORTH RIDGE OF K2 OFFERS THE CLOSEST THING TO AN ACCESSIBLE ALPINE ASCENT ON ANY STEEP 8000m ASPECT. THIS IS THE ROUTE FOR CLIMBERS WHO COME NOT JUST FROM 8000m BACKGROUNDS, BUT ALSO FROM HEALTHY ALPINE-STYLE EXPERIENCE IN PLACES LIKE THE GARWHAL, ALASKA, THE ANDES & TIBET. WE RUN SPECIFIC K2 NORTH RIDGE PIPELINE TRIPS THAT CONSIST OF TIBETAN PEAKS WHICH FULFIL VARIOUS ASPECTS THAT WILL BE FOUND ON K2’S NORTH RIDGE INCLUDING CLIMATE, TECHNICAL ABILITY, STRATEGY & STYLE.

Itinerary

THIS IS A BASE PLAN ONLY, DETAILS MAY VARY.

DAY 1 CHENGDU

DAYS 2 - 14 PREACCLIMATION IN WESTERN SICHUAN

DAYS 15 & 16 ARRIVE XINJIANG

DAYS 17 - 20 APPROACH

DAYS 21 & 22 SUGHET JANGAL

DAYS 23 - 28 THE K2 GLACIER

DAYS 29 - 50 CLIMBING

DAYS 51 - 55 RETURN TO KASHGAR

DAY 55 FLYING OUT

 

Inclusion

  • EXPERIENCED & QUALIFIED WESTERN LEADERSHIP
  • EMMISSION OFFSETS & WILDLIFE CONSERVATION CONTRIBUTION
  • ACCESS TO OUR TEAM MEMBERS EQUIPMENT PRO DISCOUNTS
  • ALL PERMITS, PEAK FEES & REQUIRED FEES
  • ALL ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS FOR BOOKINGS, VISA SUPPORT & TEAM OVERSIGHT
  • ALL ACCOMODATION DETAILED IN THE TRIP ITINERARY
  • ALL TRANSPORT (INC AIRPORT TRANSFERS) DETAILED IN THE TRIP ITINERARY
  • ALL MEALS FOR TOWN, TRANSIT, APPROACH & BASECAMP DAYS
  • ALL WAGES FOR REQUIRED STAFF INC TRANSLATORS, LIAISION OFFICERS, GUIDES, DRIVERS, CAMP STAFF & ANIMAL DRIVERS
  • ALL VEHICLE & ANIMAL PORTAGE COSTS DETAILED IN THE TRIP ITINERARY
  • ALL BASE CAMP RESOURCES DETAILED IN THE TRIP ITINERARY
  • ALL TEAM CLIMBING EQUIPMENT
  • ALL ON-MOUNTAIN STOVE FUEL
  • Exclusions

  • AIRFARES TO CITY OF TRIP START/FINISH
  • VISA FEES
  • ADDITIONAL ACCOMODATION OUTSIDE OF THE TRIP ITINERARY
  • ADDITIONAL PEAK & ACCESS FEES FOR CHANGES TO OBJECTIVES OUTSIDE THE DETAILS OF THE TRIP ITINERARY
  • PERSONAL EQUIPMENT
  • PERSONAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO TEAM EQUIPMENT AS DETAILED IN THE TRIP ITINERARY
  • PERSONAL ON-MOUNTAIN FOOD
  • PERSONAL DRINKS & SNACKS
  • ACCOMODATION & TRANSPORT FOR CHANGES MADE OUTSIDE THE DETAILS OF THE TRIP ITINERARY
  • COSTS FOR EARLY DEPARTURE OR EARLY TERMINATION OF A TRIP
  • PERSONAL TRAVEL, MEDICAL, RESCUE & EQUIPMENT INSURANCE
  • TRANSPORT & ENTRY FEES FOR SIGHTSEEING OUTSIDE THE DETAILS OF THE TRIP ITINERARY
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    Expedition Information
    $55,000
    Q3
    K2 China Side 
    Mountaineering 
    Fitness Level
    5
    Technical Level
    4
    Group Size
    1-5
    Feeding the Rat Expeditions
    Feeding the Rat Expeditions
    Legendary Routes & First Ascents
    Continent:
    Asia
    Location:
    K2 China Side
    Elevation:
    8,610 m / 28,248 ft
    GPS:
    35.881 N°, 76.5081 E°