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Gasherbrum I, also known as Hidden Peak, is the 11th highest mountain in the world at 8,080m (26,510 ft.) above sea. It was first climbed on July 5, 1958, by an eight-man American expedition led by Nicholas B, among which there were Pete Schoening and Andy Kauffman.
Gasherbrum I is one of the “least popular” of the 8000 meter peaks. It still has less than 200 ascents and is in tenth spot on the ascent-list for the 8000 meter peaks. It is also one of the peaks with fewer deaths, but this probably has to do with the fact that only really experienced mountaineers try to reach difficult peaks as Gasherbrum I.
The most common way to climb the peak is to attack on the western side and all routes here leads to “The Japanese Couloir”, which is located on top of the north-west face. The first ascent (1958) was made via Spur Peak and then via the long south east ridge to the summit.