Baintha Brakk

Baintha Brakk or The Ogre is a steep, craggy mountain, 7,285 metres (23,901 ft) high, in the Panmah Muztagh, a subrange of the Karakoram mountain range. It is located in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. It is famous for being one of the hardest peaks in the world to climb: twenty-four years elapsed between the first ascent in 1977 and the second in 2001.

Location:

Baintha Brakk rises above the north side of the Biafo Glacier, one of the major glaciers of the central Karakoram. It lies about 75 kilometres (47 mi) north of Skardu, the major town of the region, and about 30 kilometres (19 mi) north of the roadhead at Askole.

Features:

Baintha Brakk is exceptional in its combination of altitude, height above local terrain, and steepness. It is a complex granite tower, steeper and rockier than most other Karakoram peaks. (The Latok peaks next to Baintha Brakk are similar, however.) For example, its South Face rises over 3,000 metres (9,800 ft) above the Uzun Brakk Glacier in only 2 kilometres (1 mi) of horizontal distance.

It is because of this steep, rocky nature that Baintha Brakk has been both so difficult to climb and so attractive a target for extremely high-level mountaineers.

ITINERARY :

 

S. No Program Time Stay
Day 01 Arrival AT Benazir International Airport and transfer to Hotel..
Day 02 Departure for Chilas via Silk Rout, sight seeing all along the rout with the company of Indus river the longest river of Pakistan
Day 03 Drive to Skardu, Overnight at Hotel.
Day 04 Final arrangements of the Expedition, Overnight at hotel.
Day 05 Full day ride on a winding jeep trail to Askole.
Day 06 Early morning walk towards Namla, Overnight in tents
Day 07 A full day trek to Mango, Overnight in Tents.
Day 08 Early morning after breakfast walk to Ogre base camp.
Day 09-19 Climbing start towards Summit. Length of Climbing period depends on weather, fitness, and experience of the climber
Day 20-22 Back to Askole, Overnight in Tents.
Day 23 6-7 hours drive to Skardu, Overnight in Hotel
Day 24 Early in the morning fly to Islamabad, if unable to fly same day drive to Chilas, Overnight in hotel.
Day 25 Upon arrival transfer to your hotel in Islamabad, Overnight in Hotel
Day 26 De-briefing at Alpine Club of Pakistan and sight seeing tour of Islamabad and Rawalpindi city, Overnight in Hotel
Day 27 Transfer to Benazir International Aiport Islamabad for your onward destination.