Baintha Brakk or The Ogre, is a very steep, rocky mountain. It is located in the northern part of Pakistan and is known as one of the most difficult mountains to climb in the world. This difficulty is shown by the fact that there was 21 years between the first summit of Baintha Brakk in 1977 and the second summit in 2001. The Ogre rises from the north side of the Biafo Glacier, one of the major glaciers in the central Karakoram. Baintha Brakk is exceptional in its combination of altitude, height above local terrain, and steepness.
It is a complex granite tower, steeper and rockier than most other Karakoram peaks. t is because of this steep, rocky nature that the Ogre has been both so difficult to climb and so attractive a target for extremely high-level mountaineers.
British climbers Doug Scott and Chris Bonington were the first to reach the summit, after which both climbers suffered injuries on the descent, including Scott's two broken legs. Despite their predicament, they managed to descend to the lower camps, where they endured a long wait for assistance.
|Difficulty:||Major Mountain Expedition|
|Best months for climbing:||Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep|
|Year first climbed:||1977|
|First successful climber(s):||Doug Scott and Chris Bonington|
|Nearest major airport:||Islamabad|
Thanks to Ian Roberts for adding this peak.
NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name
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