The Austria/Europe Guenter Steintair-Memorian GII
Expedition 2003 summited G2
04-07-2003 at 8.30 am (July
4th, 2003), Mr. Gerfried Goeschl and Mr. Rainer W. Goeschl
both reached the summit.
in local language means "Shining
Wall". There are six Gasherbrum Peaks.
Gasherbrum II, (8035 meters/26,361ft), the
shining mountain on the Karakoram range is the second highest peak among the Gasherbrum Peaks.
The first ascent was made the an Austrian team led by Fritz
Moravec along with Josef Larch and Hans
Willenpart on July 8th, 1956. They set up a base
camp on the south Gasherbrum glacier. Camp I was
set up at 6005 meters. It was here that the
party was forced to stay for ten days because of
a severe storm. Consequently, they lost a large
supply store in an avalanche.
Gerfried Goeschl's G2 picture