EXCELSIOR ROTTERDAM JEUGD
Lukpe Lawo, famously known as Snow Lake, lies in the heart of the Karakoram mountains. Actually it’s a high altitude glacial basin which was discovered by a British mountaineer, Martin Conway, in 1892. Only a few lucky souls have seen this 16 km-wide frozen lake located on the convergence point of the Hispar and Biafo glaciers. Both glaciers together form the world’s longest glacial system (100 km) outside the polar regions — 67 km long Biafo alone is the world’s third longest glacier, whereas the Hispar glacier is 49 km long. The Snow Lake traverse uses all of Hispar glacier’s length and 51 km of Biafo glacier’s length.