First ascent: on 9 June 1957 by an Austrian expedition led by Marcus Schmuck and formed of Fritz Wintersteller, Marcus Schmuck, Kurt Diemberger, and Hermann Buhl.
The third peak of the Karakoram
(8,047 meters) was included in the Nanga Parbat expedition but bad weather forced the adventure to be cancelled, and in the end it was postponed for nearly two years.
Those were hard years for Edurne, who became depressed and was at the point of giving up climbing. However, in 2007, after a year and a half away, Edurne started climbing again and continued where she had left off.
On 12 July, after a 20-hour ascent, she reached the top of her ninth "eight-thousander" with the team from the TV programme 'Al filo de lo imposible' (On the edge of the impossible) which had joined in with the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first ascent of Broad Peak, which involved many expeditions.
She then launched an unsuccessful first assault on Shishapagma, the peak showing the greatest resistance to the climber from Tolosa.
Broad Peak (initially called K3) is the twelfth highest mountain on Earth and the fourth highest in Pakistan. It is located in the Karakoram, on the border between China and Pakistan and around 8 km from K2.
Peak reached by Edurne Pasaban on 12 July 2007.