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Encyclopedia > Concordia (Pakistan)
K2, the 2nd highest peak in the world
K2, the 2nd highest peak in the world

Concordia is the name for the confluence of the Baltoro Glacier and the Godwin Austen Glacier, in the heart of the Karakoram range. It is located in Baltistan, part of the Northern Areas of Pakistan. The name was applied by European explorers, and comes from this location's similarity to a glacial confluence, also named Concordia, in the Bernese Oberland, part of the European Alps. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1194x768, 477 KB) Description: K2 (Baltoro Muztagh, Central Karakoram, Pakistan) Source: photo taken by Kogo Date: July 2004 Author: Kogo Permission: Kogo put it under the GFDL Other versions of this file: - File links The following pages link to this file... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1194x768, 477 KB) Description: K2 (Baltoro Muztagh, Central Karakoram, Pakistan) Source: photo taken by Kogo Date: July 2004 Author: Kogo Permission: Kogo put it under the GFDL Other versions of this file: - File links The following pages link to this file... For other uses, see K2 (disambiguation). ... The Baltoro Glacier, at over 70 kilometers long, is the longest glacier outside of the polar regions. ... 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. ... Baltistan (Urdu: بلتستان) , also known as Baltiyul in Balti, is a region to the north of Kashmir, bordering the Chinese region of Xinjiang. ... Shown in green is the Kashmiri region under Pakistani control. ... Concordia or Konkordiaplatz is the name of an important glacial confluence in the Bernese Oberland, one of the highest sections of the Swiss Alps. ... View of Thun and Lake Thun from the Niederhorn The Bernese Oberland (Bernese highlands) is the higher part of the canton of Bern, Switzerland, in the South of the canton: The area around Lake Thun and Lake Brienz, and the valleys of the Bernese Alps (thus, the inhabitable parts from... The West face of the Petit Dru above the Chamonix valley near the Mer de Glace. ...


Around Concordia cluster some of the highest peaks of the world. Four of the world's fourteen highest peaks known as the "eight-thousanders" are in this region, as well as a number of important lower peaks. [[ !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...


Concordia offers the region's best place to camp for mountain enthusiasts not involved in climbing. With breathtaking views, it also offers short hikes to several base camps: K2 (3 hours), Broad Peak (2 hours) and Gasherbrum (3 hours). An alternative exit to returning down the Baltoro Glacier is available by climbing through the Gondograla Pass (5000+ meters). Visitors to the region are advised to carefully monitor their water intake as the whole area is littered with human waste. To avoid often painful and sometimes debilitaing stomach upsets at high altitude, water should be obtained from clear water sources, preferably white ice dug from the glacier. The Baltoro Glacier, at over 70 kilometers long, is the longest glacier outside of the polar regions. ...


Notable peaks in this area include:

For other uses, see K2 (disambiguation). ... Gasherbrum I (also known as Hidden Peak or K5) is the eleventh highest peak on Earth. ... Broad Peak (originally named K3) is the twelfth highest mountain on Earth. ... Gasherbrum II (also known as K4) is the thirteenth highest mountain on Earth. ... Gasherbrum III, situated between Gasherbrum II and IV of the Gasherbrum massif, is the fifteenth highest mountain in the world. ... Gasherbrum IV is one of the peaks in the Gasherbrum massif. ... Masherbrum is a mountain in the Karakoram region of the Pakistani Himalaya. ... Chogolisa (or Bride Peak) is a mountain in the Karakoram region of Pakistan. ... The Muztagh Tower (also: Mustagh Tower; Muztagh: ice tower), is a mountain of the Karakoram range in the Himalaya, and often said to be one of its most difficult to climb. ... Mitre Peak, Milford Sound An iconic mountain in the South Island of New Zealand, Mitre Peak is one of the most photographed peaks in the country. ...

See also

The Baltoro Glacier, at over 70 kilometers long, is the longest glacier outside of the polar regions. ... The Sarpo Laggo Glacier (Sarpo Laggo: young husband) is a glacier in Pakistan, in the Karakoram mountain range of the Himalayas. ... Shown in green is the Kashmiri region under Pakistani control. ... [[ !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. ... Mount Everest, the worlds highest mountain The following is a list of the worlds 100 highest mountains, all of which are located in Asia. ...

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  • Photos from Concordia region by Kelly Cheng

 
 

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