It is Challenging and demanding but equally rewarding, delightful and remarkable as well. Skardu, the bewitching capital of Baltistan region, is the starting point for mighty K-2 and Broad Peak by crossing a beautiful lush green fertile and fruit laden Shigar valley and drive as far as Askoli, the last inhabitant before falling into the throne of mountains. Walking on the unpredictable but charismatic and enchanting Baltoro Glacier, we glimpse several famous and beautiful mountains on the way towards K2.
Broad Peak originally named K3, known locally as Faichan Kangri, World Adventure Tours offering Fixed departure to broad peak Expedition Pakistan 2020.
The local name of Broad peak is Falchan Kangri. The 12th highest mountain in the world at 8,047 meters is located in the Karakorum Baltoro Range in Baltistan Pakistan. The mountain is located along the western Baltoro glacier between K2 and Gasherbrum IV. The first westerner who saw the peak was probably Lieutenant T.G. Montgomerie. He was surveying the mountains in the area and in 1856 he spotted some extraordinary peaks, which he gave temporary names.
The Broad Peak summit is almost 2 km long and therefore British explorer W.M. Conway thought Broad Peak was a suitable name. Summit was made in 1957 by an Austrian expedition consisting of only four climbing members. Using many of the fixed lines set up by the failed German expedition of 1954, all four summit without using oxygen. Hermann Buhl, Fritz Wintersteller, Kurt Diemberger and Marcus Schmuck didn’t have the help of any HAPs (high altitude porters) or guides and the climb was a remarkable success for alpine style climbing, as it occurred well before the time of small independent teams attempting the highest peaks on earth.