Several summits of Broad Peak are being reported. Most appear to be 'summits'
of fore peaks and not the main summit. On Braod peak many like
Shishapangma go to the foresummit and not the
main summit and claim a summit. Some locals have told that the foresummit is
higher and lead climbers only to the foresummit. However the main summit is
the highest point without a doubt.
Reports: Alberto Inurrategi, Mikel Zabalza, and
Juan Vallefo central summit turned back before the main summit
Mike Horn and Kobi Reiben: unclear... if
forsummit or main summit.
Slovakia climbers Tomas Rigoic and Dolezal:
The local name of Broad peak is Faichan Kangri.
The height of main peak is 8047 meters/26,401ft.
It is called Broad Peak because of its breadth at
the top. Broad
Peak is one of the 8000 meters peaks which towers
above the Concordia at the heart of the Karakorum
range. It lies on the Pakistan/China frontier
between K2 and the Gasherbrum peaks and was first
climbed by four Austrians in 1957, including Kurt
Diemberger and Herman Buhl.
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