Friday, April 20, 2012

Gasherbrum II (Pakistan) World's 13th Highest Mountain



Gasherbrum II is located in Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan. It is the world's 13th highest peak It is the 5th highest Peak of Pakistani .


The elevation of Gasherbrum II is  8,035 metres (26,362 ft), with the Prominence of 1,523 m (4,997 ft).



Gasherbrum II is located in the Karakoram range. The Karakoram range is a large mountain range spanning the borders between Pakistan, India and China. In Pakistan it is sitauted in Gilgit-Baltistan region. The Karakoram is home to the highest peaks which are over eight kilometres (five miles) in height. The Karakoram range is about 500 km (311 mi) in length.



Gasherbrum II  also known as K4. Gasherbrum is often claimed to mean "Shining Wall". This name of  Gasherbrum comes from "rgasha" means "BEAUTIFUL" and "brum" MOUNTAIN" in local Balti language, which means Gasherbrum as "BEAUTIFUL MOUNTAIN".




Gasherbrum II ranked  the third highest peak of the Gasherbrum massif. Gasherbrum is a remote group of peaks located at the northeastern end of the Baltoro Glacier in the Karakoram range.





Gasherbrum II is included in the list of Eight-thousander. The eight-thousanders are the 14 independent mountains on Earth that are more than 8,000 metres (26,247 ft) high above sea level. They are all located in the Himalayan and Karakoram mountain ranges in Asia.




Gasherbrum II was first climbed on July 7, 1956 by Fritz Moravec, Josef Larch and Hans Willenpart of an Austrian expedition.The standard climbing route is via the southwest ridge as it is relatively free of objective hazards such as ice falls and avalanches.





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