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Hindu Kush & Karakoram

Listed under Mountains in Afghanistan.

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This formidable region contains the world’s second highest mountain, K2, as well as the greatest concentration of high mountains on the planet.

The current political climate here is a bit difficult to say the least. Once things improve, trekkers will return in large numbers. From the air the jagged glacier-clad peaks seem to go on forever.

Written by  Mike Lyvers.

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“Baltoro Glacier”

Though not a mountain itself, the Baltoro Glacier in Northern Pakistan is surrounded by an incredible collection of famous peaks like K2, Broad Peak, Trango Towers, the Gasherbrums, Chogolisa and many, many others. The glacier itself can be trekked in … Read more...

Written by  Harry Kikstra.

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