Broad Peak or also known as K3 is the 12th highest mountain of the world. The peak is a part of the Gasherbrum massif in Baltistan, situated on the border of Pakistan with China. Its exact location is on the Karakoram mountain range, at almost 8 km/5 mi away from K2.
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Mountaineering in Gasherbrum III (G3), Karakoram Park, Pakistan
Gasherbrum III (G3) belongs to the Gasherbrum group and is situated far away into the wilderness. This is the reason why it has only been summited twice. Even if the peak belongs to the world’s highest ones, fairly standing at the 15th place, very few climbers have set this spot as a climbing goal-to-achieve.
Its neighbors are to blame as it is the third highest in the Gasherbrum group with G1 being the highest. The most common route is the same to G2 but when you get high enough on the G2’s long southwest ridge, you will have to take a left under the impressive granite face of G2. This is the exact same route that one daring climber took when he conquered the face in 1995.
G3 is also known as the Forgotten Peak and lost its summit virginity in 1975. Being a very difficult and not so many times climbed peak, information are not so many like the other Gasherbrum peaks. Nevertheless, it is still a very challenging mountaineering experience that is best to live with the guidance of professionals from the local schools.
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