Broad Peak Expedition

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Our Broad Peak Expedition is to the 2th tallest peak in the world to a mountain named for the breadth of its summit, which the locals call Falchan Kangri (The broader peak).  The height of main peak is 8,051 meters/26,414 feet.   The route to the summit involves a 3,150 meter ascent from the base camp on the West Spur and North Ridge.  This involves some scrambling weaves of snow and rock to the crest of Spur.  The route beyond is entirely on glacier, with occasional ice walls over 7,500 meters.  A well defined route leads from the Col at 7,800 to the summit.

Broad Peak is situated approximately 9 kilometers from K-2 along the Baltoro Glacier with the approach route from Skardu and the Village of Askole.  An Austrian expedition team were the first to summit this peak in 1957 and did so without porters or supplemental oxygen.

A Broad Peak Expedition is a serious endeavor due to the remote area of the peak and the infamous weather in the Karakorum Range.

Broad Peak Expedition:  Overview

Rank: 12th Highest in the World
Altitude: 8,051 meters / 26,414 feet
Base Camp Altitude: 4,800 meters
Latitude: 35°– 48 N
Longitude: 76° – 34 E
Location: Baltoro Glacier
First Ascent: June 9, 1957
First Climber: Hermann Buhl, Kurt Diemberge, Markus Schock and Fritz
Range: Karakoram
Ideal Duration: 45 Days
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Price:  Base Camp Support  $6,750.00 USD

Full Board Service:  $18,500.00 USD

Expedition Itinerary:

Day Activities Night
01 Arrival at Islamabad. Hotel
02 Briefing at Ministry of Tourism. Hotel
03 Flight to Skardu or drive to Chilas. Hotel
04 Free Day at skardu or drive to Skardu. Hotel
05 Skardu- preparations. Hotel
06 Drive to Thongal/Askole. Camp
07 Trek to Korofong. Camp
08 Trek to Chobraqk. Camp
09 Trek to Paiju. Camp
10 Trek to Urdukas. Camp
11 Trek to Goro. Camp
12 Trek to Concordia. Camp
13 Trek to base camp. Camp
14 to 34 ACCLIMATIZATION AND CLIMBING ACTIVITIES. Camp
35 Trek back to Concordia. Camp
36 Trek to Ali Camp. Camp
37 Trek to Low Camp via the Gondogoro Pass. Camp
38 Trek to Dalsanga Pa. Camp
39 Trek to Hushe. Camp
40 Drive to Skardu. Hotel
41 Relax at Skardu. Hotel
42 Flight to Islamabad or drive to Chilas. Hotel
43 Rest day at Islamabad or drive to Islamabad.. Hotel
44 Debriefing at Ministry of Tourism. Hotel
45 Departure from Pakistan.

 

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October 23, 2014