Date: Monday, August 8, 2011
Matt's visit to Pakistan
well, as is often the case postcards arrive after you get back from holidays.
I'm back from a 5 1/2 week trip to the Karakoram mountains in Northern Pakistan. I trekked the Deosai Plains and the Biafo and Hispar Glaciers. The Hispar La (5100m) is the glaciated pass that links the Biafo and Hispar glaciers, the Karakoram's second and fifth longest glaciers. Together they form the longest continuous stretch of glacier (114km). At the base of Hispar La is Lukpe Lawo, commonly called Snow Lake, one of the world's largest glacial basins. More than a dozen 7000m peaks tower above these glaciers.
The photo is of the Latok group - 7145 meters.