Broad Peak (Urdu: بروڈ پیک; Chinese: 布洛阿特峰; pinyin: Bùluòātè Fēng), is the 12th highest mountain in the world at 8,051 metres (26,414 ft) above sea level. The literal translation of “Broad Peak” to Falchan Kangri (ཨིྰན་ཨངརི་) is not accepted among the Balti people. The English name was introduced in 1892 by the British explorer Martin Conway, in reference to the similarly named Breithorn in the Alps.
The Peak is part of the Gasherbrum massif in Baltistan on the border of Pakistan and China. It is located in the Karakoram mountain range about 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) from K2. It has a summit over 1.5 kilometres (0.93 mi) long, thus “Broad Peak”.
The mountain has several summits: Broad Peak (8051 m), Rocky Summit (8028 m), Broad Peak Central (8011 m), Broad Peak North (7490 m), and Kharut Kangri (6942 m).
The local name of this peak is Faichan Kangri, it is called Broad Peak because of its breadth at the top. It has the distiniction of being the same valley as the famous K2. Though its majesty may suffer in comparison to its big sister, Broad peak is spectacular in its own right. Broad peak base camp for short 3 hour walk from Concordia basecamp of Board Peak is only a couple hours from K2 base Camp.
In 1957, an Austrian expedition came to Pakistan to climb this peak. It was led by Marcus Schmuck. It began a reconnaissance of a ridge on the western face of the mountain. It was however on the 9th june 1957 that marcus schmuck Fritz Wintersteller, Kurt Diemberger and Hermann Buhl climbed the peak without using oxygen and high Altitude porters.
Depending on the weather, This peak can be completed in as little as six weeks or as long as nine weeks. The return trip is often over the 5850m Gondogoro La and the beautifully green Hushe valley from which you return to Skardu.
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