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Its called Broad Peak because the summit ridge is 3 miles long and exceeds the 8000 meter mark at several points. This was first climbed by Hermann Buhl and Kurt Diemberger. Currently a Polish-Canadian team is attempting a winter ascent.
Arrive at Islamabad airport and either fly to Skardu or take a taxi to the Pir Wadhai bus stop where you can catch a bus to Skardu. From Skardu a private jeep hire will take you to Askoli where a 10 day trek through the Braldu Valley and Baltoro Glacier will bring you to the basecamp of Broad Peak at 17,000 feet.
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West Ridge 3rd 1- 1 I M 1a Mod. Snow Snow, Alpine, Grade VI
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