Elevation: 26,600 ft
GPS: 28.614, 68.555 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Ali Jaffri on Jan 10, 2009
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Access Issue: Restricted Zone Details
Access Issue: Permit required above 6500 meters. Details
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This is the largest face in the world. 68 degrees at the bottom, 85 degrees near the top. The base camp is 11,000 feet (unusually low for Himalayan peaks) and the summit is at 26,600 feet. The face was first climbed by the Messner brothers and was climbed in alpine style by Steve House and Vince Anderson.

Getting There

Take a bus from Rawalpindi Pir Wadhai bus station to the town of Astor OR fly from Islamabad to Gilgit and take a van or bus to Astor. From Astor hire a private jeep that will take you to Tarshing. From Tarshing you can now hitch a ride to the village of Rupal. From there its a 1 day hike to the basecamp and involves an easy glacier crossing. To avoid the monsoons (Last week of July-First week of August) try getting there in Mid May.

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