Howick is a town, situated in the uMgungundlovu District of KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa. The town is at 1050 m/3444 ft above sea level, and at about 88 km/54 mi from the port city of Durban. The city enjoys warm summers and cool dry winters. A snappy chill descends upon Howick when snow falls on the nearby Drakensberg. The town is located on the N3 freeway, connecting it with the rest of South Africa.
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Rock Climbing in Latok II, Karakoram Park, Pakistan
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Part of this beautiful ice and rock mixture setting is Latok II. This peak belongs to the Latok group and is one challenging destination for all rock climbers worldwide who wish to climb in some virgin, unexplored and unclimbed surfaces.
Latok II lies in the west face of the Latok group and was first climbed in 1977 by an Italian group, having climbed in the southeast face of the peak. This was in fact the first repeat ascent of any peaks in the group. Apart from the classical ascent on this massive rock, one natural phenomenon is there to urge your enthusiasm for climbing.
The Big Wall is a precipice steep rock of more than 70 degree angle and length of over 1 km/1093.6 yd. You will meet only 20 of these walls worldwide with Latok being one of them. If you listen to descriptions of climbers who already tasted the heartbeating ascent of Latok II, they describe it as a 1000 m/3280 ft vertical rock wall that has a base at 6100 m/20000 ft of elevation.
For the first climb the total vertical was 2200 m/7200 ft. If this numbers scares you but still intrigues you to conquer this notorious peak, you should get advise and guidance from one of the local schools, available to offer you their services.
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