Saturday, June 4, 2011

Broad Peak the twelfth highest of Eight thousanders Of Himalaya

Broad Peak (originally named K3), known locally as Faichan Kangri, is the 12th highest mountain on Earth, with an elevation of 8,051 meters (26,414 ft). The literal translation of "Broad Peak" to Phalchan Kangri is not accepted among the Balti people.


Broad Peak is part of the Gasherbrum massif on the border of Pakistan and China. It is located about 8 kilometres (5 miles) from K2. Broad Peak was originally named K3 right after the naming of K2 but on closer inspection by a later party, it was discovered that the summit was over 1.5 kilometres (1 mile) long, thus "Broad Peak".


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