Category: Karakoram

Apsarasas Kangri

Apsarasas Kangri Located in the Siachen subrange of the Karakorams, Apsaras I has only two recorded climbs. And the children peaks, Apsaras II and Apsaras III are listed as “virgin peaks” by the Indian Mountaineering Foundation. The mountain was named by Grant Peterkin, derived from the words sas, meaning “place” and apsara, meaning “fairies,” translating to “place …

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Diran

Diran The pyramid-shaped mount Diran is located in the Karakoram range in Nagar Valley, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. Known as the most dangerous mountain in Pakistan, there have been hundreds of deaths on Diran, mainly due to snow issues. The closest neighboring peaks to Diran are Miar Chhish to the southeast and Malubiting a little further southeast, …

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Muztagh Tower

Muztagh Tower (Mustagh Tower) Muztagh Tower sits on the border of Gilgit–Baltistan, Pakistan and the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China. The name Muztagh Tower translates to mean “ice tower.” It is known for its tooth-like, very steep peak. The closest peaks to Muztagh Tower are Skilbrum and Praqpa Kangri to the east, Urdukas to …

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Baltistan Peak / K6

Baltistan Peak / K6 Baltistan Peak, surveyed as K6, is the highest peak in the area around the Charakusa Glacier, which lies in Hushe Valley, flows into the Shyok River, and then to the Indus River. The Baltistan area is a mountainous region often referred to as “Western Tibet” or “Little Tibet.” K6 lies in the …

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Yutmaru Sar

Yutmaru Sar Yutmaru Sar sits next to its parent peak, Yuksin Gardan Sar in the Hispar mountain range of the Karakorams in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. The closest peaks to Yutmaru Sar are Yukshin Gardan Sar to the north, Kanjut Sar I to the southeast and Kanjut Sar II further southeast. Then to the west of Yutmaru Sar …

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Baintha Brakk

Baintha Brakk (بائنتھا براک‎) Located in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan, Baintha Brakk, also referred to as The Ogre, is a steep, craggy mountain that’s known for being one of the most difficult peaks to climb. Its closest neighboring peaks are Baintha Brakk II, Latok I, and Latok III to the southeast of Baintha Brakk. A little further …

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The Crown / Huang Guan

The Crown / Crown Peak / Huang Guan / Huang Guan Shan / Huangguan Shan / 皇冠山 The Crown is the highest peak of the Yengisogat subrange of the Karakoram mountains of the Xinjiang Region of China. It is also known as Huang Guan Shan and Crown Peak. Nearby neighboring peaks include K2, the Gasherbrum …

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Baltoro Kangri

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 …

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Chongtar Kangri

Chongtar (Chongtar Kangri, Chongtar Peak) Located in Central Karakoram National Park, Chongtar Kangri or Chongtar Peak is a mountain peak in the Xinjiang region of China in the Baltoro Karakoram mountains, near the border between China and Pakistan. The mountain’s closest neighboring peaks are K2 and Muztagh Tower to the southeast, Choricho to the south, …

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Sherpi Kangri

Sherpi Kangri Near the border of India and Pakistan, Sherpi Kangri sits southwest of its parent peak, Ghent Kongri, in the Karakoram mountain range. Sherpi Kangri lies near the Actual Ground Position Line of disputed land between India and Pakistan in the Saltoro Ridge of Gilgit-Baltistan. Its closest neighboring peaks include Ghent Kongri and then The …

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