30 Captivating Clicks of the Gigantic Trango towers

30 Captivating Clicks of the Gigantic Trango towers


The Trango Towers are a set of rock towers situated in Gilgit-Baltistan, in the North of Pakistan. The Towers offer some of the largest cliffs and most challenging rock climbing in the world, and every year a number of expeditions from all corners of the globe visit Karakoram to climb the difficult granite. They are located North of Baltoro Glacier, and are part of the Baltoro Muztagh, a sub-range of the Karakoram range. The highest point in the group is the summit of Great Trango Tower at 6,286 m (20,623 ft), the east face of which features the world’s greatest nearly vertical drop.


Great Trango was first climbed in 1977 by Galen Rowell, John Roskelley, Kim Schmitz, Jim Morrissey and Dennis Hennek by a route which started from the west side (Trango Glacier), and climbed a combination of ice ramps and gullies with rock faces, finishing on the upper South Face.The east face of Great Trango was first climbed (to the East Summit) in 1984 by the Norwegians Hans Christian Doseth and Finn Dæhli, who both died on the descent.


The first successful climb of and return from the East Summit was in 1992, by XaverBongard and John Middendorf, via “The Grand Voyage”, a route parallel to that of the ill-fated Norwegians, and the only route ever completed up the 1,340m east-southeast headwall. These two climbs have been called “perhaps the hardest big-wall climbs in the world.


Pakiholic has assembled 30 of the most beautiful captures of the giant Trango tower mostly by talented Pakistani photographers. These pictures are evidence of the fact that in every weather, dynamic, and circumstances, clicks of a singular object can make you feel different.





1 Trango towers by Sheraliphotography


2 Trango towers by Munib sheikh


3 trango towers by Sajid Ali


4 Trango towers by Bill hatcher


5 Trango towers by Doug kofsky


6 Trango towers by mobeen mazhar


7 trango towers by UB Zia


8 trango towers by Shehzad Khero


9 Trango towers by Ali Usman Baig


10 Trango towers by Shamshaad Hussain


11 Trango towers by Muhammad Rahim


12 Trango towers by Tariq Hameed Sulemani


13 Trango towers by Ashraf Baltistani


14 Trango towers by Ali usman baig
15 Trango towers by Ghalib hasnain
16 Trango towers by Abbas shah


17 Trango towers by Shamshaad hussain from khobursay


18 Trango towers by Azhar Ali chaudary


19 Trango towers by Munib Sheikh


20 Trango towers by Sajid Ali


21 Trango towers by Mobeen mazhar by paiyu campsite


22 Trango towers by Tariq hameed sulemani


23 Trango towers by muhammad ahmed


24 Trango towers by Muhammad Rashid


25 Trango towers by Ali usman baig


26 Trango towers by Andrew waddington


27 Trango towers by Mobeen mazhar


28 Trango towers by Muhammad Rahim


29 Trango towers by Muhammad Rahim


30 Trango towers by Hussain Balti