Broad Peak
Wednesday, 13 February 2008 11:25

Broad Peak (8051 m) is the twelfth highest mountain on our planet.


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There is a fine peak to the North of the massif culmination. This photo shows why Günter Oskar Dyhrenfurth wrote, that especially this peak should be the only one of the subdiaries, that has a relative independence, which reflects well in being the only B-Peak above 8000 metres in the "Elevation Equality" classification:

Broad Peak Central (8011 m, left) and Main (8051 m, right)

© Gerfried Göschl

Last year was the 50th anniversary of the first ascent. On June 9th was a fine celebration in Salzburg, Austria. Fritz Wintersteller Jr. and Reinhold Schmuck, the sons of two of the first ascenders organized this fine meeting. You can find more information about Broad Peak at Here are some photos from this event, where the editor had the honour to meet some mountaineering legends:

Sigi Hupfauer


Norman Dyhrenfurth

Doug Scott