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Hardest climbs in the world 7 years, 2 months ago #407

Baintha Brakk, or The Ogre, is an extremely steep 7285 meters high peak in Pakistan. It is considered as one of the toughest climbs in the world between mountaineers, reachable only for the best technicians between them. The first ascent was in 1977, but the second one was even 24 years later, in 2001, after over 20 unsuccessful expeditions. It is hard due to the combination of altitude, height above local terrain and steepness. The peak rises over 3000 meters on only 2000 meters of horizontal distance. Despite the craggy terrain, according to climbers additional problems are the hungry bears that could make a lot of problems in camps.
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Re: Hardest climbs in the world 7 years, 2 months ago #408

World’s ninth highest peak, Nanga Parbat, is considered as one of the deadliest climbing mountains. It is located in Kashmir, an area between India and Pakistan, and is also known as “Killing Mountain” or as a “Man Eater” due to its great mortality. Mountaineers had tried to climb it since 1895, bit it took 31 lives before it was climbed for the first time in 1953. Although peaks are more and more reachable for today’s climbers, it’s still a serious challenge even for the best.
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