Philippe Genin – ‘A Piano at 8000m’ – Gasherbrum I

Philippe Genin is aiming to play his piano on top of Gasherbrum I this summer!

It sounds an expedition not to be missed so we will follow it here with this diary…

18th July

“On the slopes of G2!
“Fixed cords were installed up to camp 2 m on July 6 and 7, then a bad period followed.
“The shape is right here!
“The rise to the summit is scheduled for July 16th to 24th…. with the piano to bring real musical notes at 8035m!”

25th June

“Things are moving forward and he has reached 4200 m… base camp is only 1 or 2 days away.
The landscapes are magnificent and high peaks are revealed as the Gasherbrum is 8000m above sea level.”

20th June

“After Islamabad and 19 hrs of a car journey later, Philippe arrived this Sunday in Skardu.
Next step: Askole, to reach the trek departure point to base camp.”

19th June

“Finally arrived in Islamabad this morning!
Another 3 days of car and 5 days of trek to join base camp at 4900 m
I have the potato! Thank you for your moral support that I strongly felt! Summit planned between July 19th and 24th!”


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