The Broad peak is the 3rd highest peak in the Karakoram Range and the 4th highest in Pakistan. The peak is located on the west end of the Baltoro glacier. Despite of its massive height of 8,047 meters (26, 400 feet ) the peak remained escaped from the serious attention of the mountaineers for long period.
According to the survey record of Pakistan it is mentioned as PK 23/52 A Broad Peak. Because of its broad top the locals named it ‘Falchan Brak’ means Broad Peak. This beautiful mountain of Pakistan repulsed scores of expeditions from various countries of the world. ….It was, however, scaled for the first time on June 9, 1957, by the Austrian.
Because of its broad top the locals named it ‘Falchan Brak’ means Broad Peak. This beautiful mountain of Pakistan repulsed scores of expeditions from various countries of the world. ….It was, however, scaled for the first time on June 9, 1957, by the Austrian…
The first ascent of Broad Peak was made between June 8 and 9, 1957 by Fritz Wintersteller, Marcus Schmuck, Kurt Diemberger, and Hermann Buhl of an Austrian expedition led by Marcus Schmuck. A first attempt by the team was made on May 29 where Fritz Wintersteller and Kurt Diemberger reached the forepeak (8,030 m). This was also accomplished without the aid of supplemental oxygen, high altitude porters nor base camp support.
On the same expedition, Marcus Schmuck and Fritz Wintersteller made a flash first ascent of Skil Brum peak (7,360 m) on June 19, 1957 in pure Alpine style in 53 hours. Hermann Buhl fell to his death when he and Diemberger attempted to climb nearby Chogolisa (7,654 m) on June 27, 1957. In July 2007 an Austrian mountaineering team climbed Broad Peak and retrieved the corpse of Markus Kronthaler, who had died on the mountain one year before, from over 8,000 meters.
Day 01 : Arrive Islamabad, Welcome reception.
Day 02 : Travel to Chilas
Day 03 : Chilas- Skardu Road jouney 7-8 hours
Day 04 : Sight seen in Skardu final packing for theExpedition.
Day 05 : Drive by 4 x 4 jeep to Askole
Day 06 : Trek to Jolha
Day 07 : Trek to Paiju
Day 08 : Trek to Urdukus
Day 09 : Trek to Goro II
Day 10 : Trek to Concordia
Day 11 : Trek to Broad peak base camp.
Day 12-42 : Climbing activities.
Day 43 : Trek to Concordia, over night in camp.
Day 44 : Trek to Ali Camp.
Day 45 : Trek to Kheuspang
Day 46 : Trek to Dalspangpa
Day 47 : Trek to Shaicho
Day 48 : Trek to Hushe Walking distance is 3 hours. At Hushe jeeps are waiting.
Day 49 : Drive to Chilas overnight in hotel.
Day 50 : Drive to Islamabad, overnight in hotel.
Day 51 : Debriefing in Ministry of Tourism
Day 52 : Fly back to home