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A mountaineer’s challenge begins at sea level


KARACHI:

Pakistan is home to five of the 13 highest peaks of the world, and where there are peaks, there are competitive mountaineers clambering to traverse to the top of those pinnacles. In Pakistan, we see many such international extreme sports enthusiasts coming and summiting the peaks, however the local mountaineer talent remains far behind. Some of the toughest mountains located in Pakistan – all with their own unique terrain and challenges – remain largely unconquered by local mountaineers.

The five highest peaks in Pakistan are, K2 (8611 meters), the ‘Killer Mountain’ and the second-highest peak of the world, Nanga Parbat (8125 meters), Gasherbrum I (K5) (8080 meters), Broad Peak (8051 meters) and Gasherbrum II (K4) (8035…

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