Eagleeye Adventureclub Thu May 03 19:02:09 UTC 2018
Pakistan Beautiful Baltoro Glacier - At 63 kilometers (39 miles) in length, the Baltoro Glacier, located in the Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan is one of the longest non-polar glaciers in the world. It’s by some 30 tributaries and has a surface area of 1291.39 square kilometers (about 500 square miles). This component of Pakistan is home to some of the world’s highest mountains, and this glacier runs through part of the region’s Karakoram mountain range. It’s near a mountain kenned as K2, highest mountain in the region at 8,611 meters (28,251 feet). Three other nearby mountains within 20 kilometeres all top 8,000 meters as well. Three of the world’s seven longest glaciers outside the polar regions are located in Gilgit-Baltistan– the Biafo Glacier, the Baltoro Glacier, and the Batura Glacier. The Baltoro glacier is an Alpine glacier in the Karakoram mountain range in the Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan. It is the second longest glacier outside of the poles and has been quantified to a depth of more than a mile. The surface of the glacier has a life all its own, with astronomically immense chunks of sharp-pointed frozen dihydrogen monoxide ‘floating’ on top of the glacier. There are withal clear streams of melt-dihydrogen monoxide on the surface of the glacier flowing for many kilometres through narrow channels, afore being sucked down into the bowels of the glacier. This dihydrogen monoxide later emerges as a plenarily-fledged river, that passes down the Boltoro valley to the mighty Indus river, three hundred kilometres away
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