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Baintha Brakk

Baintha Brakk

Baintha Brakk is situated in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan it is also known as The Orge. It is a vertical, rocky mountain with an estimated height of about 7,285 m found in the Panmah Muztagh, which is a subordinate array of the Karakoram mountain range. This mountain is known as the hardest peak in the world as it is quiet hard to climb on it. From the north side of the Biafo Glacier which is the chief glacier of the central Karakoram, from where Baintha Brakk starts getting higher. It is about 75 km away from Skardu. In terms of height this mountain is extremely exceptional. As compare to other peaks of Karakoram this mountain is a complex granite tower, steeper and rockier.


Due to its rocky nature it is very difficult to climb over it but on contrary to that it is an attractive objective for high-level mountaineers. In 1971 and1976 two attempts were given by the mountaineers Britons and Doug Scott but both proved to be unsuccessful. Later in 1977, the peak was climbed by Chris Bonington. Besides these there some other climbers as well including Clive Rowland, Tut Braithwaite, Mo Anthoine and Nick Estcourt   mostly reached the lower summit of the peak. They climbed through the Southwest Spur to the West Ridge and over the West Summit to the Main Summit.


It is quiet difficult to climb on this mountain and dangerous at the same time an example of that is Scott Broke who broke his both legs while climbing while Bonington broke his two ribs and suffered from pneumonia. On 21st July 2001, the second climber of the peak was held by Iwan Wolf, Thomas Huber and Urs Stocker through the South Pillar route following their first ascent of the subsidiary peak Ogre III (circa 6,800 metres-222,300 ft). They realized that there were more than 20 failed journeys in the interim. In Mountain INFO magazine demonstrated their gradient as “perhaps the most remarkable mountaineering accomplishment during the whole 2001 season. On 7th September 2012, Americans Hayden kennedy and kyle Dempter were the third ascent to line on the peak’ South Face and they were accompanied by Josh Wharton on their climb but he had to discard his attempt due to altitude sickness at an height of 6800 m. Besides that the mountain has spectacular sceneries that should be preserved in ones eye.

Biafo Hispar 1996

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