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Gasherbrum I Height – How Tall?

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

Gasherbrum I, also known as Hidden Peak, is the 11th highest mountain in the world. It stands at an elevation of approximately 8,080 meters (26,509 feet) above sea level. Gasherbrum I is located in the Karakoram range of the Himalayas, on the border between Pakistan and China. The mountain is renowned for its challenging climbing routes and its striking pyramid shape. Gasherbrum I is part of the Gasherbrum massif, which includes several other significant peaks. Despite its formidable reputation, Gasherbrum I is less frequently climbed compared to some of the other 8,000-meter peaks due to its remote location and technical difficulties.

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 Bührer 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.