Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Kanjut Sar Peak

Kanjut Sar is a mountain located in the Hispar Muztagh, a subrange of the Karakoram mountain range. It lies within the Gilgit-Baltistan province of Pakistan. It is the 26th highest mountain on Earth and the 11th highest in Pakistan.

Kanjut Sar has Prominence of 1,660 m (5,446 ft). Kanjut Sar consists of two peaks:

  1. Kanjut Sar I  is at  an elevation of 7,760 metres (25,459 ft).
  2. Kanjut Sar II, to the south east of I, is at an elevation of 6,831 m (22,411 ft).

Kanjut Sar is difficult to climb. Best months to climb this peak is from May to August.  Kanjut Sar I was first climbed in 1959 by Camillo Pellissier, member of an Italian expedition directed by Guido Monzino. In 2010 Russian-American expedition attempted to climb on the Eastern Ridge of Kanjut Sar and reached 7450 m, turning in bad weather

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