First ascent: it was reached in 1956 by an expedition from the Austrian Himalayan Society consisting of Sepp Larch, Fritz Moravec and Hans Willempart (South West ridge)
Located in Pakistan, Gasherbrum II, also called K4, is one of the most accessible eight-thousanders. Only Everest and Cho-Oyu have been climbed more times. It was climbed by Pasaban in 2003.
It is the thirteenth highest mountain in the world. The name Gasherbrum comes from "rgasha" and "brum" in Balti, which means beautiful mountain.
Peak reached by Edurne Pasaban on 19 July 2003