|Guided by highly experienced professionals with the help of the best supporting staff available in Baltistan, having undergone on the job training over many seasons with us. They are highly experienced at catering to the needs of our members, and do a tremendous amount to contribute to the overall success and satisfaction of our groups.
|Broad peak, is known as Falchan Gangri in Balti language, stands 3rd highest in Karakoram range and 4th highest in Pakistan, located on the west end of the Baltoro glacier only eight miles from Sinkiang border of China. &A classic trek through the Shigar Valley in Baltistan, ending with a stunning crossing of Ghondogoro La at 5700 meters. This adventure begins with a spectacular one-hour flight from Islamabad to Skardu, the capital of Baltistan. While acclimatizing in Skardu you will have an opportunity to visit some of the ancient Buddhist sites or tranquil lakes of the Indus Valley. On the trek you will see first hand how the resourceful Baltis are able to live and prosper in this high altitude region. As you cross mountain passes and climb to the summit you will experience breathtaking vistas across the Baltoro glacier to the peaks of the Karakoram Mountains.&Climbing History: This giant mountain was scaled on 9th June 1957. The first ascent was made by an Austrian Expedition led by "Marcus Schmuck" along with "Hermann Buhal", Kurt Diemberger and "Fritz Winter Resteller" and these mountaineers conquered Broad peak without Oxygen.&Another peak in the Broad range is Broad peak middle ,with a height range of 8,016m to 8,000m. A six member Spanish mountaineering expedition climbed Broad (central) peak in 1987, Led by Josef Estruch.&The third peak in the Broad range is Broad peak North. Again some maps show its height as 7,538m while the others show it 7,550m. An Italian expedition, led by Renato Casarotto, attempted to climb it in 1982 but was unsuccessful. The party shows its height as 7,600m/24,935ft. Casarotto, however, succeeded in climbing it in 1983.
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