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Godwin-Austen Glacier

K2 from Concordia

The Godwin-Austen Glacier is close to 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 the area since it provides excellent views of four of the five eight-thousanders in the region.

The glacier can be approached via the important Balti town of Skardu. It receives its name from Henry Haversham Godwin-Austen, an early explorer of this region. The Karakoram peak K2 in the Himalayas was originally named Mount Godwin-Austin in his honour.

Contents

  • List of peaks 1
  • Image gallery 2
  • See also 3
  • External links 4

List of peaks

A list of notable peaks near Concordia includes:

Image gallery

See also

External links

  • Photos from Concordia by Kelly Cheng

Category:Glaciers of Gilgit-Baltistan

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