Statistical Review of Winter Altitude Climbing in Pakistan

This article presents details of winter altitude climbing in Pakistan (till winter 2012/13) . Most of the information has been directly extracted from expedition reports, news updates and alpine journals. Your support in highlighting any ambiguity in compiled data would be appreciable.

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1. Yearly Winter Expeditions
Poles were first to attempt an 8000er in Pakistan. They attempted K2 in winter 1987/88 and made a rapid ascent to Broad Peak's Foresummit in same season. Since then there has been 30 winter expeditions to Pakistan. Here is year-wise distribution of attempts.


2. Peak-wise Attempts
Western Himalayan peak Nanga Parbat attracted most number of climbers majorly because of it's ease of access. Remember other four Pakistani 8000ers are situated deep in Karakoram and reaching BC is a big task itself.


3. Nation-wise Statistics
As expected, Poles lead the nation-wise attempts and ascent statistics (2 successful out of 17 attempts). Participation of Pakistani HAPs in several winter expeditions amount to seven.


4. Casualties
There has been total of nine casualties in winter Pakistan (including death of 2 climbers in winter 1950 on Nanga Parbat).


5. Maximum Point
These graphs present maximum altitude reached by each attempt.

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