LINKS to websites on detailed topography of Greater Ranges,
maps and significant climbs:

Reliable info about the MAPS and TOPOGRAPHY of peaks in the Himalayas, Karakoram and other Greater Ranges :

blankonthemap.free.fr  
blankonthemap - Karakoram, useful for the study of available maps and some open-source satellite images of High Asia (in English, but some subpages in French only)

himalaya-info.org  
himalaya-info.org - Karakorum, Baltoro
himalaya-info.org - regions in Karakorum
This is the best website with very useful panoramas from the highest peaks on the world including K2, Gasherbrum I and Broad Peak. Panoramas are given two versions, clear ones and with the annotations identifying many peaks prepared with high diligence. Other subpages on the website give very good insight on details of climbing routes and demanding high-altitude treks. Also includes comprehensive reviews of the literature and of the most useful web photogaleries of the Greater Ranges, for Baltoro dived into treks and peak expeditions (in German only)

pahar.in  
Pahar.in - Mountains of Central Asia, Digital Dataset (MCADD) Internet collection of maps and books on Himalayas, Karakorum, Hindukush, Pamir, Tian Shan, Kun Lun and Tibet, including maps of historical surveys and travels as well as the big set of the US pilotage carts and maps from the end of 20th century. Also includes archive volumes, up to 1950s, of Alpine Journal, Himlayan Journal, Geographical Journal (in English)

summitpost.org  
summitpost.org/the-karakoram => Baltoro Muztagh, systematic description of popular ranges and peaks including Greater Ranges (in English)

8000ers.com  
8000ers.com, lists of ascents and routes of highest peaks on the Earth, mainly directed to info about 8000ers and "7 summits".
This website also includes good written introduction to the concepts of the prominence and the less intuitive idea of dominance (or proportional prominence, roughly speaking the prominence "renormalized" to the height of the mountain above sea level)
(in English)



Reliable information on EXPEDITIONS to Greater Ranges :

ExplorersWeb.com  
ExWeb.com
planetmountain.com  
planetmountain.com/english
thebmc.com  
TheBMC.com/Mountaineering


[updated 8-Aug-2013]