Baltoro Kangri (بلتورو کنگری)
Snow-covered Baltoro Kangri, also known as The Golden Throne, lies in the Karakoram mountain range in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan.
The closest immediate peaks to Baltoro Kangri are Gasherbrum V and Gasherbrum I to the north with Broad Peak a little further north, The Hawk and Ghent Kongri to the southeast, and Chogolisa and Ghandogoro Ri to the west.
State/Province: Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan
Mountain Range: Masherbrum Karakoram
Elevation: 23,990 feet / 7,312 meters
Prominence: 3,410 feet / 1,040 meters
First Ascent: 1963, by nine members from the Tokyo University Alpine Ski Club, led by Seihei Kato.
Fun Fact: Baltoro Kangri is the 81st highest peak in the world.
Plant Life: Junipers are common in the higher elevations of the Karakoram mountains, and Artemisia shrubs are found on the lower slopes. At the 3,000 meter level, willow, oleander, and poplar are prevalent along the waterways.
Animal Life: The Karakoram mountains are home to snow leopards, brown bears, lynx, kiangs, Siberian ibex, Marco Polo sheep, Ladakh urials, markhors, and wild yaks.
Bird Life: Birds of the Karakoram include Himalayan griffons, golden eagles, and lammergeiers.
- The Himalayan Journal: The Ascent of Baltoro Kangri, 1963