Saser Kangri

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Saser Kangri I in 2018

Saser Kangri is a massif (a group of mountains) in the Karakoram range, in India. It is a group of six named mountains.[1] The tallest is Saser Kangri I at 7,672 metres (25,171 ft).[2] It is the 35th highest mountain in the world. The first people to reach the top of Saser Kangri I were Dawa Norbu, Da Tenzing, Nima Tenzin, and Thondup, in 1973.[3]

The second highest mountain in the massif is Saser Kangri II East. It is 7,513 metres (24,649 ft) tall and is the 49th highest mountain in the world.[4] The first people to reach the top were Mark Richey, Steve Swenson, and Freddie Wilkinson, in 2011.[5][6]

The other four mountains in the massif are:

  • (1) Saser Kangri II West (7,500 metres (24,600 ft))[7]
  • (2) Saser Kangri III (7,495 metres (24,590 ft))[8]
  • (3) Saser Kangri IV (7,415 metres (24,327 ft))[9]
  • (4) Plateau Peak (7,310 metres (23,980 ft)).[10]

References[change | change source]

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  3. Singh, Jogindar (1975). "Saser Kangri". American Alpine Journal. Vol. 20 no. 1. American Alpine Club. p. 65. Retrieved 22 May 2019.
  4. "Saser Kangri II, India". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 22 May 2019.
  5. "Saser Kangri II - The Old Breed - 2011". Himalaya Masala. 29 December 2012. Retrieved 21 May 2019.
  6. "First Ascent of Saser Kangri II". American Alpine Club. 2011. Archived from the original on 2015-03-31. Retrieved 2015-04-14. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  7. "Saser Kangri I West, India". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 22 May 2019.
  8. "Saser Kangri III, India". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 22 May 2019.
  9. "Saser Kangri IV, India". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 22 May 2019.
  10. "Plateau Peak, India, India". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 22 May 2019.