Gasherbrum | گاشر برم

Posted on January 25, 2023

گاشر برم

Gasherbrum is a remote group of peaks situated at the northeastern end of the Baltoro Glacier in the Karakoram mountain range. The peaks are located within the border region of Xinjiang, China and Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. The massif contains three of the world’s 8,000 metre peaks (if Broad Peak is included). Although the word “Gasherbrum” is often claimed to mean “Shining Wall”, presumably a reference to the highly visible face of Gasherbrum IV, it comes from “rgasha” (beautiful) + “brum” (mountain) in Balti, hence it actually means “beautiful mountain