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| | Earth on Jul 07, 2014

Baltoro Glacier is a river of ice in Pakistan

At 63 kilometers (39 miles) in length, Baltoro Glacier in Pakistan is one of the longest non-polar glaciers in the world.

At 63 kilometers (39 miles) in length, the Baltoro Glacier is one of the longest non-polar glaciers in the world. It’s located in the Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan, home to some of the world’s highest mountains. The glacier runs through part of the region’s Karakoram mountain range, near a mountain known as K2, highest mountain in the region at 8,611 meters (28,251 feet). Three other nearby mountains within 20 kilometers all top 8,000 meters as well.

Satellite image of Baltoro Glacier in Pakistan, via NASA.

Satellite image of Baltoro Glacier in Pakistan, one of the longest non-polar glaciers in the world. Image via NASA.