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Shipton Spire is an awesome peak in the Trango valley. Three miles across the Trango Glacier and just above the confluence of the North and South Hainablak glaciers was the elusive Shipton Spire. It rises out of the ice without hesitation; its walls looked fierce and steep.

It wasn’t until the summer of 1996 that a strong North American/Australian team finally conquered Shipton Spire 5900m. In 1995 Ryuji Taniguchi, the solo Japanese climber perished in a massive rock fall while attempting the wall. His haul bag was still 13 pitches up.

And in 1997 Jared Ogred and Mark Synnott made a New Route, Ship of Fools on Shipton Spire. Since then many climbers from around the world including Cecilia, Nan Darkis, Lizzy Scully, Charles Boyd, Greg Child, Greg Foweraker tried their luck on this rock tower and a few like Fabio Dandri who makes the Women and Chalk route and Jared Ogred and Mark Synnott who makes the Ship of Fools route got success.

The climbing is hard. A long unprotected traverse across mixed ground over the north face led to a steep section of crumbling rock with the consistency of kitty litter.

Shipton Spire stands two hours walk from Trango Towers Group on Upper Trango Glacier. A 29 pitch, 4,400 foot big-wall with the pitch rated 6c, 7b and 7b+ that is certainly offer best technical climb you ever have

Departure/Return Location Benazir Bhutto International Airport, Islamabad
Departure Time Mountain Range: Karakoram
Elevation: 5900 m Best Time: Mid-May to End-August
Duration: Days Zone: Permitted

Contact us for further inquiry at info@gondogoro.com.

Day

01: Arrival Islamabad

Arrival at airport and then transfer to hotel. Overnight stay in hotel at Islamabad.
Day

02: Islamabad to Skardu (By Air)

Early morning flight to Skardu (flights are subject to weather), if unable to fly we will depart for Skardu by road with overnight stay at Chilas. Overnight stay in hotel at Skardu.
Day

03: Chilas to Skardu

In case of flight has operated we will go for sightseeing tour of Skardu and in case no flight, the day will be used for over land travel from Chilas to Skardu (total drive is 22 – 24 hrs from Islamabad to Skardu). Overnight stay in hotel at Skardu.
Day

04: Rest day at Skardu

The day is to finalize the expedition arrangements. Overnight stay in hotel at Skardu.
Day

05: Skardu to Askole

After breakfast we will embark jeeps for a full day ride on a winding jeep trail to Askole – The last inhabitance on our way to the Great Glaciers. (Tent)
Day

06: Askole to Jhula

Today we will leave the last inhabited village of Askole. For the remaining portion of our journey we will rely on our local team who will carry our food and equipment and sustain our expedition. Trek to the Dumurdo river cross at Jula, (Jula means wire Rope-Bridge supported by a wooden basket); now a day wooden bridge has been built to cross it (Tent)
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07: Jhula to Paiju

We will resume trek along the Braldu River to a green oasis under the shadows of Paiju Peak 6611 M. (Tent)
Day

08: Rest Day at Paiju

Rest & acclimatization day at Paiju. (Tent

 

Please Note: Gilgit Baltistan flights are subject to weather and backlog, in case of flight cancellation we will travel by road, and one night of Islamabad will be adjusted in overland travel.

Services included as following

  • Peak Royalty fees

Hotels:

  • 4 nights hotel in Islamabad (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
  • 01 nights in Panorama hotel Chilas (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
  • 03 nights in Skardu (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
  • As per itinerary

Transport:                

  • Pick up from group when arrive and drop to airport when group Departure Air-condition van from Islamabad – Skardu
  • Flight tickets  Islamabad- Skardu
  • Arrange transport on briefing and debriefing occasion
  • Sightseeing the capital city of Islamabad

4 X4 Jeeps:

Jeeps from Skardu – Arandu- Skardu

Trekking and Base camp Food:

Food (during the stay at base camp (we will serve breakfast, lunch and Dinner)

Porters:

Carry on member personal climbing gears, foods stuffs and camping crew etc up to Base camp and return back to jeep road head. All porters insurance

Staffs:  Guide ,Cook and assistance cook wages, camp food, transport and their insurance

Camping Equipment:

Mess tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent mattress, chairs, Tables

Kitchen utensils:

Complete brand new kitchen utensils (crockery)

General Services:

  • Tips for baggage handling at airport & at hotels
  • Fess: (Bridge crossing, cable crossing, camping)
  • International flights tickets re-confirmations
  • Custom clearing assistance

Services not included in given price

  • Member international flight tickets
  • Helicopter emergency rescue fees Members any climbing gears
  • Member personal insurance
  • High altitude tent
  • High altitude food
  • High altitude porter
  • Sleeping bag and all personal expenses such as telephone calls, fax, email charges, liquor or soft drinks,
  • Room service, gratuities for personal services, items of a purely personal nature
  • Custom clearing charges (import and export of equipment’s)
  • EPI gas and oxygen cylinder
  • Any unforeseen expenses (just like road block extra hotel stay or if members stay more days at Base Camp) then members will be pay according to the numbers of days bases.