Trekking Groupe

Other than Johan, Magnus, Florin and Stefan, the Swedish Hidden Peak Expedition 1997 consists of a trekkinggroup that will hike from Askole to basecamp. The group leaves Sweden on June 21th and will return after approximately four week. These are the people constituting the trekkinggroup:

Gerd Nyhem (Trekking supervisor), health care consultant
Anders Warell, Master of Engineering
Johanna Påhlstorp, student
Birgitta Nilsson, sales representative
Linda Pettersson, massage therapist
Danny Furtenheim, Computer software developer
Lotta Södergren, system designer
Paul Gadd, flight engineer student
Sara Sjöberg, psycology student
Mona Westerlund, occupational therapist

The hike begins at Askole, goes through the Concordia glacier, Hidden Peak basecamp, Godwin Austen glacier, K2 basecamp and finally arrives at the village Hushe. From there the group returns to Skardu.

Preliminary schedule for the trekking groupe

Day 1 Stockholm-Copenhagen Fly
  Copenhagen-Islamabad Fly
Day 2 Over night stay in Islamabad  
Day 3 Islamabad-Skardu Jeep/fly
Day 4 Skardu-Askole Jeep
Day 5 Trekking Askole-Paijo
...Baifo glaciären
...Braldu river
Trekking, 2 970 m. above sea level
Day 6 Trekking Askole-Paijo
...View of Trango Tower
...Utsikt över Cathedral Peaks
3 370 m.
Day 7 Rest in Paijo  
Day 8 Trekking continues  
Day 9 Urdukas
...View over Baltoro glacier and Trango Peaks
4 010 m.
Day 10 Gore
...Views of Masherbrum, Mustagh Tower, Gasherbrum IV and Broad Peak
Day 11 Concordia
... Views of K2, Broad Peak, Baltoro Kangri, Chogolisa and Mitre Peak
Day 12 Rest in Concordia  
Day 13 Trekking towards the basecamp at Gasherbrum (Hidden Peak), 5 150 m. Next to the South Gasherbrum glacier and the Abruzzi glacier  
Day 14 - 16 Gasherbrum (Hidden Peak) basecamp  
Day 17 Concordia
...Godwin Austen Glacier
...Broad Peak basecamp
Day 18-19 K2 basecamp  
Day 20 Trekking towards Gondogoro LA, via Concordia  
Day 21 Trekking in Godogoro La 5 900 m.
Day 22-23 Trekking towards Hushe  
Day 24 Jeep: Hushe - Kaplu - Skardu  
Day 25 Skardu  
Day 26 Skardu-Islamabad Jeep/fly
Day 27 Spare day  
Day 28 Free day in Islamabad  
Day 29 Departure Islamabad-Stockholm, arrives in Stockholm apx. 8.00 pm.  

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