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Jagged Globe Gasherbrum II: David Hamilton Leader

EverestNews.com will feature full dispatches from Jagged Globe from Gasherbrum II. Jagged Globe was founded by Steve Bell. Steve has more than 20 years of mountaineering experience including winter ascents of the north faces of the Eiger and Matterhorn. He claims "Britain's first guided expedition to an 8000m peak and was the first Briton to lead clients to the summit of Everest." He has climbed all of the continental summits and is a fully qualified UIAGM mountain guide. Steve and Jagged Globe are known as one of the best guiding companies in the world. Some think the Best.

David Hamilton will be leading this year's expedition again. David Hamilton will make his 3rd consecutive attempt on Gasherbrum II, if succeeded he will be the first man to make a hat-trick on Gasherbrum II 8035 meters high peak.

Place of Birth: Glasgow, UK
Date of Birth: 05/03/61
Leadership/guiding qualifications: David has led expeditions to the Karakoram every year since 1986.

Mountaineering background: A full time guide since 1988, David has guided more than 50 groups in the Alps, Caucasus, Africa, South America, Karakoram, China, Nepal. He has a specialist knowledge of the Karakoram, having led numerous expeditions there, including many of the major peaks. Jagged Globe Expeditions: Gasherbrum II (1998, 1999), Everest (1999), Broad Peak (2000), Spantik (2000). Other interests: David is a keen ski tourer and has enjoyed leading ski mountaineering expeditions in the past.

David has been a regular visitor to Pakistan for the last 15 years. He will be working as the lead guide for Jagged Globe on this expedition. In his early visits to Pakistan he mostly lead trekking and small peak groups to Pakistan but with the time we turn to lead serious climbing expedition. With luck on his back he is becoming more popular in Mountaineering Community. This year he is leading two expeditions in Pakistani mountains one for Gasherbrum II and second one for Spantik Peak in Arandu Valley. David is an expert para-glider, he has summits Gasherbrum I and II, Chogolisa and Trichmir in Hindu Kush, besides unsuccessful attempt on Masherbrum (K1) and Everest.

Jagged Globe Gasherbrum II 2001: Dispatches

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