Monday, July 18, 2011

Biarchedi Glacier (Pakistan)

Pakistan Glaciers cover an area of about 13,680 square kilometers Some of the glaciers can be 2500m-5000m in thickness and run more than 60km long. The total length of glaciers on the part of Karakoram in Pakistan is above 6160 square meters. These glaciers contain breathtaking scenic beauty and   provide an excellent view of highest mountains of the world. The sight of the pinnacles is stunning.

The Biarchedi Glacier is located in the Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan. It. flows through part of the Karakoram Mountains.

The Biarchedi Glacier is located on the northeast of Biarchedi Peak in Pakistan. It flows north into the Baltoro Glacier. The Baltoro Glacier is 62 kilometers long and it is one of the longest glaciers outside the Polar Regions.  Baltoro is noted as the main trough glacier and several large tributary glaciers feed the main Baltoro glacier. All of the smaller glaciers that flow into the main trough are considered tributary glaciers. Biarchedi Glacier is one of those glaciers which stream into the Baltoro Glacier.

Biarchedi Peak is a mountain peak at the elevation of 6,781 m (22,247 ft) which is on the south of the Baltoro Glacier. In its southwest is Masherbrum (7,806 m) and in its east is the Mitre Peak (6,010 m). In its northeast is the Biarchedi Glacier.

The Biarchedi Glacier can be approached via the important Balti town of Skardu.
Skardu (2500 m.) is the capital of Baltistan and gateway to the high peaks of Northern Pakistan.. This area exemplifies "continents in collision" with four of the world's greatest mountain ranges Himalaya, Karakoram, Hindukush and Pamir

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