Baintha Brakk

Elevation (feet): 23,901
Elevation (meters): 7,285
Continent: Asia
Country: Pakistan
Range/Region: Karakoram
Latitude: 35.947717
Longitude: 75.753822
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.

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.

Thanks to Ian Roberts for this description.