Broad Peak is located in the Karakoram range as part of the Gasherbrum massif in Baltistan, on the border of Pakistan and China.
12th highest mountain in the world, 8,051 metres (26,414 ft) high, was first ascended by an Austrian expedition in 1957, without the aid of supplemental oxygen, high altitude porters nor base camp support.
WE HAVE A NUMBER OF ARTICLES AND RESOURCES ABOUT the broad peak AND OTHER MOUNTAINS:
A complete in-depth profile of this eight-thousander, including history, geography and a climbing guide.
Includes details on early climbs including the first ascent of the mountain often described as the hardest climb in the world. We also cover some the tragic history of the mountain and information on the wildlife of the surrounding area as well as details on climbing and hiking on and around the K2.
Our in depth guide to the Himalayas and its famous peaks.
Check out a list of some of our favorite thru-hikes and long distance trails in the Himalayas, from the Everest Base Camp Trek to the Snowman Trek in Bhutan.
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