Saser Kangri II East

Saser Kangri II East

Saser Kangri II East saw its first ascent in 2011, partly due to its extreme difficulty, but also due to the fact that it (and much of the eastern Karakoram mountains) was closed off to climbers until 2010 because of the India-Pakistan border conflict.

Saser Kangri II East is one of the six peaks in the Saser Kangri massif: Saser Kangri I, Saser Kangri II East, Saser Kangri II West, Saser Kangri III, Saser Kangri IV, and Plateau Peak.

Saser Kangri II is located south of Saser Kangri III, Chamshen Kangri, and Chhushku Kangri I, all in the Jammu and Kashmir region in the northernmost state of India. It is directly northwest of the Sha cho guest House.

Greeny season in Zanskar valley, Jammu Kashmir, India, Asia

Country: India

Mountain Range: Saser Karakoram

Elevation: 24,649 feet / 7,513 meters

First Ascent: August 24, 2011 by Mark Richey, Steve Swenson, and Freddie Wilkinson, starting the climb from the South Shukpa Kunchang Glacier.

Fun Fact: Saser Kangri II E is the 48th highest mountain in the world.

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