Spitzkoppe is a group of rocky peaks, located in Erogo District, Western Namibia, at 276 km/172 mi from the capital Whindhoek. The rocky formations are located in the Namib Desert, considered to be as the oldest and most spectacular ones worldwide.
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Rock Climbing in Nameless Tower (Trango Tower), Karakoram Park, Pakistan
Around the world you will find some very impressive and extremely difficult rock towers, being considered as the hardest ones to climb within a competition. The Great Trango Towers are one of them. They are very popular and have been voted as the toughest one for climbing. The Nameless Tower is one of the Great Trango Towers.
The Trango Tower, also known with this name, was first attempted in 1976. Today, the level of difficulty for climbing this huge rock is VIII-, A2, 1000 m/3280 ft high and is called Eternal Flame. The ascent of this route, patterned in alpine style, was first climbed by a Slovenian in 2004.
At this tower, there are no possibilities for free climbing. The place is mesmerizing and fascinating with the notorious granite tower, reaching thousands of feet high while dropping down to the churning moraine of the Trango and Dunge glaciers.
This route is a mixture of ice and snow while the ascent is of moderate grade, hosting some lower angle rock sections. This route is an amazing way of reaching the summit of Nameless Tower. It is suggested though to try it with an experienced guide that one of the local schools will provide you.