Askole

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Askole or Askoly is a small town located in Shigar Valley, in the most remote region of the Karakoram mountains, in Northern Areas, Pakistan. It is the last settlement before the wilderness of the Karakoram. Askole is the gateway to four of the world's fourteen highest peaks known as Eight-thousanders (above 8,000m). Askole is located at 35°41′N 75°49'E.[1]

Expeditions to the following peaks are launched from Askole:

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Coordinates: 35°41′N 75°49′E / 35.683°N 75.817°E / 35.683; 75.817