Gasherbrum I Height – How Tall?


Gasherbrum I / Hidden Peak / K5 Height
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Gasherbrum I height is 8080 m (26509.19 ft).

Meters: 8080 m
Feet: 26509.19 ft
Inches: 318110.2 in
Kilometers: 8.08 km
Miles: 5.020679 mi

About Gasherbrum I

Gasherbrum I, also known as Hidden Peak / K5 is the eleventh highest mountain in the world with a height of 8080 m (26509.19 ft). The eight-thousander is located between the border of China and Pakistan. The name Gasherbrum means beautiful mountain in the local dialect. It was first climbed by an American mountaineer, by name – Nicholas Clinch.

Other Information

Like the other 14 eight-thousanders, the Hidden Peak (K5), has claimed its own fair share of lives. In fact, there have been about 35 recorded deaths on the mountain. In June 1977, Drago Bregar – from the former state of Yugoslavia – disappeared off the face of the mountain. On 31 May 1986, Muhammad Ali Ghulam from Pakistan succumbed to the extreme cold on the mountain; he died of pneumonia.

Firstly, on 18 August 1986, Andreas B├╝hrer from Switzerland, fell to his death while climbing the mountain.  Secondly, on 29 July 1987, four people: Khalid Khan, Fayyaz Hussain, Fakhar-ul-Islam and Mohsin Ali (all from Pakistan), were killed by an avalanche. Thirdly, on 25 June 1988, Jorge Luis Brito from Mexico, died, after he succumbed to the low pressure – he died of Pulmonary edema. These are just some of the documented cases on the mountain.


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