- 3rd highest peak in the Karakoram Range
- located on the west end of the Baltoro glacier
- Scaled for the first time on June 9, 1957, by the Austrian Karakoram Expedition.
The Broad peak is the 3rd highest peak in the Karakoram Range and the 4th highest in Pakistan. The peak is located on the west end of the Baltoro glacier. Despite of its massive height of 8,047 meters (26, 400 feet ) the peak remained escaped from the serious attention of the mountaineers for long period. According to the survey record of Pakistan it is mentioned as PK 23/52 A Broad Peak. Because of its broad top the locals named it ‘Falchan Brak’ means Broad Peak. This beautiful mountain of Pakistan repulsed scores of expeditions from various countries of the world. â€¦.It was, however, scaled for the first time on June 9, 1957, by the Austrian Karakoram Expedition.