Dutch team make first ever ascent of Kachqiant Peak (6015m)

Bas Visscher (31) and Danny Schoch (34) from a Dutch Expedition Team successfully scaled unclimbed Kachqiant Peak (6015m) on 1st July 2018.

After first failed summit attempt, two fellow climbers from the team Menno Schokker (29) and Ruud Rotte (33) left to scale near by Chiantir Chish (6200m) but abandoned the climb at 5800 m a.s.l due to risk of avalanches.

On Kachqiant, in a final summit bid Bas and Danny left their tent at 2.00 am and at an altitude of 5450m and at 4.00 pm on they reached the summit.

Kachqiant is situated in  a remote and very less visited valley of District Ghizer , Gilgit Baltistan in Hindu Raj near Pakistan Afganistan border. The Hindu Raj is a mountain range in Northern Pakistan, between the Hindu Kush and Karakorum ranges. The area features a lot of beautiful 5000 and 6000m peaks. Some of them are still unclimbed, and there is a lot of potential for new routes.

With the inspiration to explore the Hindu Raj Mountain Range and particularly the icy pyramid of Kachqiant (6015m) and its knife-edge ridge, the four member Dutch team spent 40 days in the area.

Courtesy : Pakistan Expedition

by Aurangzaib buzdar

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