Fabled Mountaineer Feared Dead On Gasherbrum IV

Accompanying mountaineer managed to reach base camp before being rescued

Fabled Mountaineer Feared Dead On Gasherbrum IV

Award-winning mountianeer Dmitry Golovchenko is feared to have suffered a fatal fall while attempting to explore a new route Gasherbrum IV in the Karakoram, the Alpine Club of Pakistan stated on Wednesday.

Golovchenko was climbing alongside Sergey Nilov.

The two were attempting the climb when Golovchenko is believed to have suffered a fatal fall.

Nilov, however, managed to descend to base camp safely before he was rescued by Army helicopters. He was evacuated to a Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in Skardu.

Golovchenko is a highly accomplished alpinist who won two Piolet d’Or, an award given to ascents considered to be the boldest and most cutting-edge. 

He received one in 2012 for a climb up the northeast ridge of Muztagh Tower with Alexander Lange. He won the second one in 2016 for his first a first ascent up the north face of Thalay Sagar with Dmitry Grigoriev.