One of the most impressive and unique places in Greece, as well as an important geological phenomenon, is Meteora area. Located on the northwest side of Thessaly region, near Pindos Mountains and Pinios river, Meteora is a huge cluster of dark rocks, widely known for the seven orthodox monasteries, build on top of some of the rock pillars. Included in the UNESCO World Heritage List, these amazing limestone and granite pinnacles, attract visitors from all over the world especially during Spring and Autumn.
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Rock Climbing in Great Trango Tower, Karakoram Park, Pakistan
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The Great Trango Tower is one of the most spectacular granite towers of the world. Along with its brother Nameless Tower, Great Trango Tower lies among the largest vertical faces in the world.
The tower was first climbed in 1977, leaving no possibilities for free climbing. The Great Trango Tower has three routes all straight up the east-northeast face and on the northwest and west sides of the peak, there are a couple of routes. It’s been said by climbers that the quality of the granite is very good on both of the main peaks.
The area is fascinating and mesmerizing with the huge amazing granite tower that reaches a height of thousands of feet. At the towers, the routes usually are a mixture of snow and ice, providing a moderate grade with some lower angle rock sections.
These routes are suggested to be practiced with an experienced guide or instructor, provided by one of the local schools. Lots of untouched spots and dangerous rock climbing paths characterize this massive rock that is ready to offer its slopes for your skills only.
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