Josef Nezerka leading a team on three Gasherbrums

Posted: Jun 13, 2007 06:53 pm EDT

(K2Climb.net) Czech climber Josef Nezerka is leading a huge 28-member team on Gasherbrums massif. The Czechs hope to summit GI and GII, both over 8000 meters, and also GIII, a rarely attempted 7,952 meters-tall peak.

During a chat with ExplorersWeb-Pakistans Karrar Haidri, Nezerka stated he had had a tough time finding time to launch an expedition in Pakistan, since his job as a civil engineer keeps him busy most of the time.

Low fees attracting climbers

Low climbing fees in Pakistan are attracting climbers from all around the world, especially since royalties were reduced to a 50%, Josef said. Pakistan is also a peaceful place to go the proof is, last time I visited the country I climbed with four other team mates, and this time I am leading a 28 member expedition.

Josef Nezerka has previously summited Annapurna (1988), Nanga Parbat (1993), and Everest in 1996.

The first ascent on GIII was achieved in 1975 by an all-women Polish team led by Wanda Rutkiewicz.


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Czech climber Josef Nezerka is leading a huge 28-member team on Gasherbrums massif. The Czechs hope to summit GI and GII, both over 8000 meters, and also GIII. In the image by ExplorersWeb -Pakistan's Harrar Kaidri, Josef Nezerka (right) chats with local outfitter Ghulam Muhammad, owner of Blue Sky treks & Tours (click to enlarge).