4WD road to Askole
This album is of the famous Karakorum highway (KKH). Built mostly by Pakistani and Chinese in 1963, about 1000 workers died during the construction. It is the highest highway in the world. It follows the old silk routes used by Marco Polo and other famous explorers of their day.
The KKH is sensory overload with hairpin turns, narrow sections, 300’ drop-offs and drivers who drive so fast that you think they have a death wish!
The Karakorum Gallery is a series of pictures of my climb on Broad Peak (26,401') and the plan to make a good effort on K2 (28,250'). Both mountains are located in northern areas of Pakastan.