Friday, January 16, 2015

MITRE PEAK (Karakorum Range -Pakistan)

MITRE PEAK is a mountain in the Karakoram mountain Range near Concordia in Pakistan.Concordia is the confluence of the Baltoro and Godwin-Austen Glaciers. It is a 6,010 m (19,720 ft) high mountain in the central Karakoram.

Mitre peak is is located on the confluence of the branches of the Baltoro Glacier with the Gasherbrum branch arriving from the SE and the Godwin Austin branch arriving from the NE. 

Mitre Peak is a majestetic peak, It is famous only for its shape  and location. Viewed from the Concordia Glacier, it does not appear to be very high, and cannot be seen from a distance.  It is relatively at low altitude by the neighbors high mountains, but it makes an impression equal to its more lofty neighbours.There are over 60 peaks close by which are so higher. Some of the most famous peaks are: K2 (8611m), Gasherbrum I (8068m), Broad Peak (8047m), Gasherbrum II (8035m) and the little lower, very impressive Gasherbrum IV (7925m). It sits across from Broad Peak, the 12th highest mountain on Earth.

Mitre Peak can be seen from Concordia

Best time to climb to Mitre Peak is from June to August .

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