Biafo

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Biafo

 

a glacier on the southern slope of the Karakorum Range. Length, about 68 km; area, 625 sq km. Together with Khispar and other glaciers, it is fed from a broad, common glacial field. The glacier has a treelike form, with numerous tributaries.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Mountaineer Alexander Gukov was rescued by Pakistan Army from 20,650 feet on Latok I peak in the Biafo glacier region in July 2018.
RAWALPINDI -- In a daring rescue attempt on early Tuesday morning Pakistan Army aviation pilots rescued a Russian climber Alexander Gukov, who was struck at 20650 feet high Latok Peak in Biafo Glacier in northern areas of Pakistan.
Sakardu -- Pakistan Army aviation pilots on Tuesday rescued Russian mountaineer Alexander Gukov after he was stuck on Biafo Glacier for 5 days.
GILGIT -- The residents of Hisper valley, situated near the Biafo glacier, are deprived of basic facilities of education, health and communication.
He said foreign tourists visited the area for trekking to Biafo glacier and climbing Pumari and Kunyang peaks.
Summary: Samar Khan is also the first woman to have cycled on 4,500-metre-high Biafo glacier in Gilgit-Baltistan
In 2016, she became the first woman to travel 800 kilometres on a bicycle from Islamabad to reach the Biafo Glacier in Gilgit Baltistan where she rode at a height of 4,500 metres on top of Biafo, the world's third-longest glacier outside the polar regions.
'In a daring rescue attempt early morning on Tuesday, Pakistan Army aviation pilots rescued a Russian climber Alexander Gukov who was struck at 20650 feet high Latok Peak in Biafo Glacier in Northern areas of Pakistan,' a military statement said.
ISLAMABAD -- Samar Khan has become the first woman in the world to cycle atop 4,500 metre high Biafo Glacier in the Karakoram Mountains of Gilgit Baltistan.
The price of top gainer Unilever Pakistan had increased by Rs.80.23 while the price of top loser Biafo Industries decreased by Rs.3.21.
Meanwhile an explosive laden truck send by a company BIAFO which manufactures explosives were seized from DG Khan and the driver has been arrested because he has no permission letter from the company.