The Godwin-Austen Glacier

Published on by KHAWAJA UMER FAROOQ

English: Broad Peak from Godwin-Austen Glacier...
 Broad Peak from Godwin-Austen Glacier: Broad Peak North on the links (Behind clouds), Broad Peak Central (centre left) and Broad Peak Main (centre right) Deutsch: Der Broad Peak vom Godwin-Austen-Gletscher aus: links der Nordgipfel, links der Bildmitte der Mittelgipfel, rechts der Bildmitte der Hauptgipfel
The Godwin-Austen Glacier is located near K2 in the Gilgit–Baltistan region of Pakistan. Its confluence with the Baltoro Glacier is called Concordia and is one of the most favorite spots for trekking in Pakistan since it provides excellent views of four of the five eight-thousanders in Pakistan.
 
The glacier can be approached via the important Balti town of Skardu.The Karakoram peak K2 in the Himalayas was originally named Mount Godwin-Austin in his honour.
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