Masherbrum

Photo of Masherbrum

Photo by Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation

Details

Elevation (feet): 25,660
Elevation (meters): 7,821
Continent: Asia
Country: Pakistan
Range/Region: Karakoram
Latitude: 35.642301
Longitude: 76.306658
Difficulty: Major Mountain Expedition
Best months for climbing: Jul, Aug, Sep
Year first climbed: 1960
First successful climber(s): George Bell, Willi Unsoeld, (American-Pakistani expedition)
Nearest major airport: Islamabad, Pakistan
Convenient Center: Skardu, Pakistan

Description

Masherbrum is a spectacular rock and ice peak, rising to the south of the Baltoro Glacier. The summit's sheer north face is a perfect pyramid, with steep narrow ridges rising suddenly to a sharp pinnacle.