Gasherbrum is a pretty remote group of peaks, situated at the northeastern end of the Baltoro Glacier and placed in the Karakoram range of the Himalayas, on the border of the Gilgit - Baltistan controlled by Pakistan and the Chinese-administrated Shaksgam Valley. This massif contains three of the 8000 m/26246 ft high peaks of the world.
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Mountaineering in Torre Central Tower Route, Torres del Paine, Magallanes Chile
Waterfalls and rivers, Magellanic sub-polar forests, pampas, mountains covered with permanent ice, granite peaks, meadows and glacier fed lakes await the outdoor adventurers to discover the wild and unique nature of Patagonia. The world wide known Towers, or else called Torres, are three incredible granite spikes.
Among these, the highest of all stands at 9514 ft/2900 m high, being part of the Cordillera del Paine. In order to approach the Towers, there are minibuses at Laguna Amarga Keeper Post, that will take you to Estancia Paine from where you can start your hike. The trail that will take you to the base of Torres del Paine is about two to three hours long.
Climbing the highest central tower is a once in a lifetime experience. There is a number of routes to follow, from all sides of the granite wall. The East face has eleven routes- one of them called “Riders on the Storm. The West face has three, the North face has one, being the first one that has been ever climbed and the South face has two routes. There are endless cracks in some sections of this vertical rock and many more routes yet to be discovered.
This location is perfect for extreme mountaineers, combining strenuous hiking with extreme climbing. The nature around you is overwhelming with outstanding ecosystems, different landscapes and rare flora and fauna, found nowhere else on the planet. In every step you take, the views of this dramatic land take your breath away.
You can climb this route all year round, but the best time to visit Torres del Paine is between November and February. Be very well prepared in regards with gear, food and clothing because the weather is changeable and unpredictable with high winds, rain showers, long hot days during summer, snow and everything else you may think of. Wind proof layers are the key.
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