from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A peak, 7,821 m (25,659 ft) high, in the Karakoram Range of the Himalaya Mountains in Kashmir. It was first scaled in 1960.


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  • Kashmír_ the heights of Gasherbrum and Masherbrum (see page 21) are given respectively as 26,360 and 25,560 feet, and that of Hidden Peak,

    The Panjab, North-West Frontier Province, and Kashmir

  • K1, which he first saw in 1856, is the 22nd highest mountain in the world and known locally as Masherbrum. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • The further we went, the higher, more jagged, and more spectacular the nearby peaks and rock pinnacles became, and the views of the Masherbrum massif were spectacular when the clouds cleared enough to allow us to get some views.


  • Hushe is located within view of the Masherbrum range, which lies at the head of the valley, and is surrounded by impressive cliffs.


  • We came within sight of Masherbrum, which provided us with close up views, as well as Mustagh Tower and countless other stone monoliths.


  • First we headed in the direction of the Masherbrum massif before turning to the right and heading up another valley toward the campsite at Saicho.


  • (28,265 feet), Gasherbrum, and Masherbrum, which tower over and feed the vast Boltoro glacier.

    The Panjab, North-West Frontier Province, and Kashmir


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