Major Javed Akhtar Khan was an expert mountaineer and became first Pakistani to summit a "major" peak, when he reached atop Masherbrum
(7821 metres), also called K1, on July 8th, 1960.
Besides these there are many peaks and glaciers like Gasherbrum, Masherbrum
, Biafo and Hispar are attracting thousands of climbers and expedition groups every year.
Besides these, the pegmatites are also present at Garam Chashma in the western Karakoram and the Hushe and Masherbrum
regions of the Karakoram metamorphic complex.
Mount Masherbrum rises like a glistening white spire at the northern end of the Hushe Valley.
Masherbrum remained unconquered until 1960, when an American-Pakistani expedition made the summit.
If we continued north into that valley we would come to the Masherbrum
peak, located in the Ghanche District of Gilgit Baltistan.
David Hamilton has visited the Karakoram in Pakistan every year for the past 12 years He has made explorations of several mountain areas and organised expeditions to 7,000 and 8,000-metre peaks including Masherbrum
and Gasherbrum I and II.