Navigating The Baltoro Glacier

Navigating The Baltoro Glacier


Since leaving basecamp at Broad Peak, we carefully made our way around the endless pile of rock and ice known as the Baltoro Glacier. I'm not sure where it ranks on the global scale of biggest glaciers in the world, but I know this one is huge and winding and seemingly endless as you make your way across it. The fact that the Baltoro Glacier joins other, smaller glaciers, makes it all the more difficult to navigate. As the Baltoro Glacier became a thing of the past, we excited the monstrous chunck of ice and rock and made our way down through rivers and trees, which I haven't seen for six weeks. We were all very cold, but still at some point in the day, we each dunked our heads and tired feet into the streams to cool off from our trek. Tomorrow we arrive in the village of Askole where I can recoup and determine the next course of action.

Be Brave,

Nick