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Broad Peak

Broad Peak from Concordia Platz
Elevation 8,047 metres (26,400 feet)
Ranked 12th (4th in Pakistan)
Location Gilgit-Baltistan (China-Pakistan)
Range Karakoram
Prominence 1,701 m
Coordinates 35°48′38″N, 76°34′05″E
First ascent June 9, 1957 by an Austrian team
Easiest route snow/ice climb

Broad Peak (originally named K3) is the 12th highest mountain on Earth and 4th highest in Pakistan. Broad Peak is part of the Gasherbrum massif and is about 8 kilometres (5 miles) from K2. Broad Peak was originally named K3 right after the naming of K2 but on closer inspection by a later party, it was discovered that the summit was over 1½ kilometres (1 mile) long, thus "Broad Peak". Broad Peak is known locally as Faichan Kangri. The literal translation of "Broad Peak" to Phalchan Kangri is not accepted among the Baltis. Download high resolution version (1194x768, 483 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... A topographical summit is a point on a surface which is higher in elevation than all points immediately adjacent to it. ... [[ !Location !First Ascent !First ascensionist(s) |- |Everest |8850 m |China/Nepal |May 29, 1953 |Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay |--bgcolor=#EFEFEF |K2 |8611 m |China/Pakistan[1] |July 31, 1954 |Achille Compagnoni and Lino Lacedelli |- |Kanchenjunga |8586 m |India/Nepal |May 25, 1955 |George Band and Joe Brown |--bgcolor=#EFEFEF... K2, the 2nd highest of the world Broad Peak, the 12th highest of the world Pakistan contains five of the highest fourteen independent peaks in the world (the eight-thousanders) and many other high peaks, in the Himalaya, Karakoram, Hindu Kush, and Hindu Raj ranges. ... Gilgit-Baltistan or the Northern Areas is the northernmost region of Pakistan. ... A mountain range is a group of mountains bordered by lowlands or separated from other mountain ranges by passes or rivers. ... Located in the mountainous regions of Gilgit, Ladakh & Baltistan, Gilgit and Baltistan are in Pakistan, the Karakoram is one of the great Himalayan mountain ranges, with many of the highest and most daunting peaks of the world. ... In topography, prominence, also known as autonomous height, relative height, shoulder drop or prime factor (in Europe), is a concept used in the categorization of hills and mountains. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... In climbing, a first ascent (FA) is the first climb to reach the top of a mountain, or the first to follow a particular climbing route. ... June 9 is the 160th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (161st in leap years), with 205 days remaining. ... 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Southern and northern Mount Everest climbing routes as seen from the International Space Station. ... Mount Everest, the worlds highest mountain The following is a list of the worlds 100 highest mountains, all of which are located in Asia. ... Mount McKinley (Denali) in Alaska (USA) has the largest visible base-to-summit elevation difference on Earth. ... Earth (often referred to as the Earth) is the third planet in the solar system in terms of distance from the Sun, and the fifth in order of size. ... K2, the 2nd highest of the world Broad Peak, the 12th highest of the world Pakistan contains five of the highest fourteen independent peaks in the world (the eight-thousanders) and many other high peaks, in the Himalaya, Karakoram, Hindu Kush, and Hindu Raj ranges. ... Gasherbrum is a remote group of peaks located at the northeastern end of the Baltoro Glacier in the Karakoram range of the Himalaya. ... In geology, a massif is a section of the Earths crust that is demarcated by faults or flexures. ... For other uses, see K2 (disambiguation). ...


The first ascent of Broad Peak was made on June 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 (8,030m). This was also accomplished without the aid of supplemental oxygen, high altitude porters and without base camp support. In climbing, a first ascent (FA) is the first climb to reach the top of a mountain, or the first to follow a particular climbing route. ... June 9 is the 160th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (161st in leap years), with 205 days remaining. ... 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Fritz Wintersteller (born October 21, 1927) is an Austrian mountaineer who made the first ascent of Broad Peak together with Hermann Buhl, Kurt Diemberger and Marcus Schmuck in 1957. ... Marcus Schmuck (born April 18, 1925) is an Austrian mountaineer. ... Kurt Diemberger Kurt Diemberger (born 1932 in Austria), is the only remaining person alive that has made the first ascents on two mountains over 8,000 metres. ... Hermann buhl after his first ascent of Nanga Parbat Hermann Buhl (September 21, 1924 - June 27, 1957) is considered one of the best post-war Austrian climbers. ... May 29 is the 149th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (150th in leap years). ...


On the same expedition, Marcus Schmuck and Fritz Wintersteller made a flash first ascent of Skil Brum peak (7,360m) on June 19, 1957 in pure Alpine style in 53 hours. In climbing, a first ascent (FA) is the first climb to reach the top of a mountain, or the first to follow a particular climbing route. ... Skil Brum is a mountain in the Karakoram region of Pakistan. ... June 19 is the 170th day of the year (171st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 195 days remaining. ... 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Alpine style refers to mountaineering in a self sufficent manner, therby carrying all ones food, shelter, equipment etc. ...


Hermann Buhl fell to his death when he and Diemberger attempted to climb nearby Chogolisa peak (7,654m) on June 27, 1957. Chogolisa (or Bride Peak) is a mountain in the Karakoram region of Pakistan. ... June 27 is the 178th day of the year (179th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 187 days remaining. ... 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Contents


Books

Richard Sale has written the following book:

  • Broad Peak, 2004. English published by Carreg Ltd in the UK. ISBN 0-9538631-1-5

Marcus Schmuck has written the following book:

  • Broad Peak 8047m Meine Bergfahrten mit Hermann Buhl, 1958. German published by Verlag "Das Bergland-buch" in Salzburg/Stuttgart.
  • Zvezdnate noči (Starry Nights) by Dušan Jelinčič, ISBN / EAN: 961-6387-75-8

Hermann buhl after his first ascent of Nanga Parbat Hermann Buhl (September 21, 1924 - June 27, 1957) is considered one of the best post-war Austrian climbers. ...

Time Line

  • 1954 First attempt by Dr. Karl Herligkoffer of Germany on the SW side that failed due to a storm and extreme cold.
  • 1957 First ascent
  • 1986 Between 28. 7.–4.8. twelve out of fourteen Slovenian (then Yugoslavian) climbers successfully summited on Broad Peak. Marija Štremfelj was the first Slovenian/Yugoslavian woman to summit 8.000 m peak.

1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

See also

K2, the 2nd highest of the world Broad Peak, the 12th highest of the world Pakistan contains five of the highest fourteen independent peaks in the world (the eight-thousanders) and many other high peaks, in the Himalaya, Karakoram, Hindu Kush, and Hindu Raj ranges. ... Mount Everest, the worlds highest mountain The following is a list of the worlds 100 highest mountains, all of which are located in Asia. ... This is a list of Austrian mountaineers. ...

External links

Eight-thousanders
Everest • K2 • Kangchenjunga • Lhotse • Makalu • Cho Oyu • Dhaulagiri • Manaslu • Nanga Parbat • Annapurna • Gasherbrum I • Broad Peak • Gasherbrum II • Shishapangma

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Broad Peak - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (364 words)
Broad Peak (originally named K3) is the 12th highest mountain on Earth and 4th highest in Pakistan.
Broad Peak is part of the Gasherbrum massif and is about 8 kilometres (5 miles) from K2.
The first ascent of Broad Peak was made on June 9, 1957 by Fritz Wintersteller, Marcus Schmuck, Kurt Diemberger, and Hermann Buhl of an Austrian expedition led by Marcus Schmuck.
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