Broad Peak Expedition

BY: SARAH MARING

FACTS

*No local name

*Used to be called K3

*Got its name from from its long-mile summit ridge


*Death rate is 7%

*255 people have climbed, only 18 have died

*Only 5 people have climbed it twice


* 26,400 feet- 5 miles high

* Ranked 12th

*Has 2 peaks but climbers dont usually go all the way to the top


*Located in Pakistan/ China, Asia

*Part of Gasherbrum Massif

*Above the Baltoro glacier in the remote Karakoram Range of north western Pakistan

* In between K2 and Gasherbum IV

History

*First ascent were- Hermann, Buhl, Kurt Diembeger, Marcus Schmock, Fritz Wintersteller (Austia)-June 9th 1957

*Han Wang-Yong became the first Korean to climb all 8,000-meter peak


*1984-Polish climber Krzysztuf Wielicki soloed it from base camp to the summit and back down in 22 hours

*1994 Goran Kropp soloed in 181/2 hours

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