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By on January 4, 2015

Trango Towers (6286m)

The Trango Towers are a group of dramatic granite spires located on the north side of the Baltoro Glacier, in Baltistan, a district of the Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan (formerly Northern Areas).

They are part of the Baltoro Muztagh, a subrange of the Karakoram range. The Towers offer some of the largest cliffs and most challenging rock climbing in the world.

The highest point in the group is the summit of Great Trango Tower, 6,286 m (20,608 ft). The east face of the Great Trango Tower features the world’s greatest nearly vertical drop.

Shipton Spire (5910m)

Three miles across the Trango Glacier and just above the confluence of the North and South Hainablak glaciers was the elusive Shipton Spire. It rises out of the ice without hesitation; its walls looked fierce and steep.

It wasn’t until the summer of 1996 that a strong North American/Australian team finally conquered Shipton Spire 5900m. In 1995 Ryuji Taniguchi, the solo Japanese climber perished in a massive rock fall while attempting the wall. His haul bag was still 13 pitches up.

Ladyfinger Peak (6000m)

Bublimotin, Bubli Motin, Bublimating or Ladyfinger Peak, is a distinctive rock spire in the Batura Muztagh, the westernmost subrange of the Karakoram range in Pakistan. It lies on the southwest ridge of the Ultar Sar massif, the most southeasterly of the major groups of the Batura Muztagh.The whole massif rises precipitously above the Hunza Valley to the southeast.

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