BISHOP'S HEADDRESS-Mitre Peak. Concordia, Pakistan by Aamir Choudhry
Mitre Peak is a majestic peak, but it's dwarfed by the neighbors when it comes to elevation. 6010 m doesn't go far in the area and there are over 60 peaks close by which are higher. Some of the more famous are: K2 (8611m), Gasherbrum I (8068m), Broad Peak (8047m), Gasherbrum II (8035m) and the little lower, very impressive Gasherbrum IV (7925m).
Mitre is named in the book "the world's greatest peaks" by R. Messner (Sigloch edition, 1989). There he writes about it:
"This mountain is famous only for its shape - which, from two points of view, really does resemble that of a bishop's headdress - because, as it is surrounded by much higher peaks, it does not appear to be very high, and cannot be seen from a distance. Viewed from the Concordia Glacier, it makes an unapproachable impression, and its friable rock and snow gullies look uninviting. But it is nevertheless beautiful. The question of who brought off the first ascent is controversial, as there have been repeated attempts on the summits without permission, and so the records are unreliable."
Broad Peak (letterlik 'breë spits'; Oerdoe: بروڈ پیک; Sjinees: 布洛阿特峰; pinyin: Bùluòātè Fēng), ook bekend as K3, is 'n berg in die Karakorum wat op die grens tussen Pakistan en Xinjiang (Volksrepubliek van Sjina) geleë is. Met 'n hoogte van 8 051... Read further