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Broad Peak Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 26,444'
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Submitted By: Ali Jaffri on Jan 16, 2009
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Room with a view: Broad Peak (26, 444 feet)

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  • Description 

    Its called Broad Peak because the summit ridge is 3 miles long and exceeds the 8000 meter mark at several points. This was first climbed by Hermann Buhl and Kurt Diemberger. Currently a Polish-Canadian team is attempting a winter ascent.

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    Getting There 

    Arrive at Islamabad airport and either fly to Skardu or take a taxi to the Pir Wadhai bus stop where you can catch a bus to Skardu. From Skardu a private jeep hire will take you to Askoli where a 10 day trek through the Braldu Valley and Baltoro Glacier will bring you to the basecamp of Broad Peak at 17,000 feet.

    Climbing Season

    For the Asia area.

    Weather station 22.2 miles from here

    1 Total Climbing Routes

    ['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

    Featured Route For Broad Peak

    West Ridge 3rd 1- 1 I 1 M 1a  Asia : Pakistan : ... : Broad Peak

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