Broad Peak is one of the huge mountains which
towers above Concordia at the heart of the Karakoram range.
It lies on the Pakistani/Chinese frontier between K2 and the
Gasherbrum peaks and was first climbed by an Austrian group
in 1957, which included Kurt Diemberger and Herman Buhl.
Expeditions to Broad Peak start with a spectacular
trek to base camp passing some of the most breath taking scenery
in the Karakoram. The climb itself is more challenging than
nearby Gasherbrum II. We climb the peak by the 'classic' West
Ridge route that rises directly above base camp on the Godwin
Austen glacier. The route follows a 30-45 degree snow slope
with short rock sections. Three or Four camps will be placed
and ropes will be fixed on the steeper sections of the climb.
It is an excellent and exciting challenge for a mid-level
as well as a senior level mountaineer.