Two Dutchmen make the first ascent of the Kachqiant Peak (6015 m) at Ghizer in Gilgit-Baltistan.
Two Dutchmen make the first ascent of the Kachqiant Peak (6015 m).
The Dutch Bas Visscher (31) and Danny Schoch (34) successfully climbed the inviolate Kachqiant Peak (6015m) on July 1st
The success came after a first failed attempt. The Dutch expedition then decided to split up for different objectives.
Bas Visscher and Danny Schoch, wanted to make one last attempt on the Kachqiant (6.015 m). They left the tent on July 1, at 2am in the morning, at an altitude of 5450 meters, and at 4pm they reached the summit.
Bas Visscher and Danny Schoch, first ascent of the Kachqiant. Source: Pakistan Expedition
The Kachqiant is located in a remote and uninhabited valley of Ghizer district, Gilgit Baltistan, in Hindu Raj near the Pakistani border with Afghanistan. Hindu Raj is a mountain range in northern Pakistan, between the chains of Hindu Kush and Karakorum. The area has very beautiful peaks of 5000 and 6000 meters. Some of these, still inviolate.
With the idea of exploring the Hindu Raj mountain range and in particular the icy Kachqiant pyramid and its sharp ridge, the four members of the Dutch team spent 40 days in the area.