K7 (6935m) in Nangma Valley
The K7 peak located in the Khaplu region of Saltoro village and Masherbrum ranges. The nearby glaciers are Kaberi and Charakusa. Possible route to the peak is from Thagas and Kaberi glacier. Charakusa and Nangma is a very beautiful and Unique wall rock of Karakorum Baltistan in Pakistan. The Nangma Valley is home to K6, the most famous K7 Peak with Amin Brakk the Great Tower (5800m). Since last 10 years, many climbers are coming to this region from all around the globe.
K7 Peak Climbing from 1955-1976
The number of Harvard Mountaineering Club Expedition examined K7 Peak in 1955. In 1976, an eight member of strong expedition from Fukuoka Japani Climbing Club tried their luck on this peak. It however, they were unsuccessful because of shortage of time.
K7 Peak Climbing in 1977
In 1977, the Japan Asia University Karakoram Expedition led by Nabue Sakamoto attempted the peak from its west face through Charakusa glacier but was failed. Its climbing leader was Hiroshi Ishkikawa. In 1982, another Japanese party called Hosho expedition, led by Masayoki Hoshina attempted the peak again from Charakusa glacier. This six member expedition could reach 6,096m.
K7 Peak First Summit in 1984
Again in 1984, an Australian expedition of Roddy Mackenzie, which consisted of four persons, tried its luck on the peak, but could not climb it. In the same year the Japan Ski Alpine Club expedition of T. Nagata which consisted of eight persons also tried to climb the peak. Three of its members reached the top on 8th of August. Next day, the leader and two other members also reached the peak. Earlier, the party set up five camps and a base camp on Charakusa glacier.
|Camp nights:||12-116||Hotels nights:||3-4|
|Grade:||Normal||Best Period:||July to September|