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.
Expeditions to the following peaks are launched from Askole:
- K2, 2nd highest of the world at 8611m
- Gasherbrum I, 11th highest of the world at 8,080m.
- Broad Peak, 12th highest of the world at 8,047m.
- Gasherbrum II, 13th highest of the world at 8,035m.
- Gasherbrum III, 7,946m. (Often regarded as a subpeak of Gasherbrum II.)
- Gasherbrum IV, 17th highest of the world at 7,932m.
- Masherbrum (K1), 22nd highest of the world at 7,821m.
- Chogolisa, 36th highest of the world at 7,665m.
- Muztagh Tower, 7,273m.
- Snow Dome, 7,160m.
- Biarchedi, 6,781m
- Trango Towers, 6,363m, the highest cliffs of the world.
- Mitre Peak, 6,010m.
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