Grade

Difficult

Accommodation

Hotel

Transportation

Jeep, Bus

Max Altitude

4023 m

Air Ticket

Included

The Trango Towers (6286 m) are a group of dramatic granite spires located on the north side of the Baltoro Glacier, in Baltistan. The Towers offer some of the largest cliffs and most challenging rock climbs in the world. Great Trango is often called “Nameless Tower”. All of the Trango Towers lie on a ridge, trending northwest-southeast, between the Trango Glacier on the west and the Dunge Glacier on the east. Great Trango itself is a large massif, with four identifiable summits: Main 6286 m, south or southwest 6250 m, east 6231 m, and west 6223 m.

Trango Tower was climbed for the first time in 1976 by British climbers Martin Boysen, Joe Brown, Malcolm Howells and Mo Anthoine. The ascent followed an unsuccessful attempt the previous year which had to be abandoned after Boysen’s knee became stuck in a crack high on the route. The expedition was accompanied by film-makers Tony Riley and Jim Curran.

The first third of the route involved mixed climbing, followed by sustained and difficult rock climbing. About 80% of the climbing was free, according to Mo Anthoine. It appears that about 3 bolts were placed. All members of the climbing team shared the leads, but most of the leading was done by Boysen. Martin Boysen and Mo Anthoine reached the summit on 8 July, followed by Brown and Howells on 9 July. “Cameraman” Tony Riley got to within 400 feet of the top.

Day 1
Arrival, pickup by bus to hotel
Day 2
Sightseeing city, local guided tour
Day 3
Drive 50 KM via reserved bus
Day 4
Set up camp, prepare
Day 5
Trek through arid landscapes and remote settlements
Day 6
Cross the difficult terrain, trek through pastures to the remote village lake (3733 m)
Day 7
Explore remote village and turquoise lake
Day 8
Retrace steps back to earlier camp
Day 9
Back to city
Day 10
Trip concludes
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Day 20

Checklist

  • Toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, mouthwash.
  • Hair brush or comb, hair ties, barrettes/bobby pins.
  • Deodorant.
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Sunscreen and face lotion with SPF.
  • Night time Moisturizer/Lotion.
  • If under any medication, enough stock

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