The Uli Biaho Tower (6109 m / 20043 f) is located at Uli Biaho Glacier & Trango Glacier, Karakoram Range, Baltistan, Pakistan. It was first climbed by the American Expedition team, John Roskelley, Bill Forrest, Kim Schmitz and Ron Kauk, in the Alpine style on July 3, 1979.
From Islamabad, One can reach the Skardu, by air or by road via Karakoram highway. The daily air flights for Skardu-Islamabad is available subject to clear weather conditions. As for travel by road from Skardu to Islamabad, one can hire private car, van, jeep or bus on rental basis. The public transport buses, vans are also available.
A jeep able road links Skardu with Askole via Shigar Valley. The road from Skardu to Shigar town is paved. From Shigar the road climbs ever higher and the valley walls close in until you reach Askole (3048m), a narrow bowl of a valley no wider, it seems, than 4 or 5 kilometers, completely encircled by range of snow capped peaks reaching heights of more than 6000 meters, looking every minute as if they may fall over and crash down on this lost horizon. The land is sparse and the people hardy. Many worked as porters and supply trains of the major mountaineering and trekking expeditions, for Askole is the starting point for the assault on the mountains of Karakoram, Baltistan.
Askole Village (3048m), gateway to Baltoro Glacier, Karakoram, Baltistan.
At Askole you have to stay in a camp. The camping sites are available in Askole village and a camping fee is payable her depending on the size of the tents. Here you have to hire porters.
The trek beyond Askole enters the region of “The Greatest Museum of Shapes and Forms” as described by Fosco Maraini. The trek crosses unevenly over the dangerous moraine of the Biafo Glacier where it gathers Braldu Valley.