Rakaposhi-Haramosh Mountains

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The Rakaposhi-Haramosh Mountains is a group of mountains in the Karakoram range. It was what is called a subrange, or a smaller mountain range inside of a larger one. It is located in Gilgit-Baltistan, in Pakistan.

The Barpu and the Chogo Lungma Glaciers are the northern border for these mountains. In the east, the Shigar River is the border. The Gilgit and Indus Rivers form the border in the south. The Hunza River is the border in the west.[1]

The subrange is named after two mountains, Rakaposhi and Haramosh. These have some of the largest Topographic prominence in the world.[2][1]

Selected peaks[change | change source]

Mountain Height (m) Height (ft) Coordinates Prominence (m) Parent mountain First ascent Ascents (attempts)
Rakaposhi 7,788 25,551 36°08′33″N 74°29′21″E / 36.14250°N 74.48917°E / 36.14250; 74.48917 2,818 K2 1958 8 (13)
Malubiting 7,458 24,469 36°00′06″N 74°52′33″E / 36.00167°N 74.87583°E / 36.00167; 74.87583 2,193 Rakaposhi 1971 2 (6)
Haramosh 7,409 24,308 35°50′24″N 74°53′51″E / 35.84000°N 74.89750°E / 35.84000; 74.89750 2,277 Malubiting 1958 4 (3)
Diran 7,266 23,839 36°07′19″N 74°39′40″E / 36.12194°N 74.66111°E / 36.12194; 74.66111 1,325 Malubiting 1968 12 (8)

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References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Jerzy Wala, Orographical Sketch Map of the Karakoram, Swiss Foundation for Alpine Research, Zurich, 1990.
  2. Andy Fanshawe and Stephen Venables, Himalaya Alpine-Style, Hodder and Stoughton, 1995.

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