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 Stob Coire nan Lochan, Glencoe, Highlands and Islands United Kingdom
Stob Coire nan Lochan is the northern summit of Bidean nam Bian. It is an inspiring ascent for any newcomer in Scotland’s natural beauties. It is said that Glencoe is the wettest part of the Highlands and heavy rain can very often turn parts of walks around into impassable.
Although Stob Coire nan Lochan is usually used as a stopping point to Bidean, this mountain has many excellent routes of all grades to offer to mountaineers. Defined by high steep ridges, tall columnar cliffs, deeply cut gullies, rock step of boulders and small notches in the ridges, are some of the features that set the scene up to the peak. Sometimes, during the ascent, you will have the opportunity to admire the waterfalls crashing down with a great force. The view from the summit is magnificent, so don’t miss it!