Baltoro Muztagh

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Baltoro Muztagh
Baltoro region from space annotated.png
Highest point
Peak K2
Elevation 8,611 m (28,251 ft)
Coordinates 35°52′57″N 76°30′48″E / 35.88250°N 76.51333°E / 35.88250; 76.51333
Geography
Countries Pakistan and China
States/Provinces Baltistan and Xinjiang
Parent range Karakoram

The Baltoro Muztagh (simplified Chinese: 巴尔托洛慕士塔格山; traditional Chinese: 巴爾托洛慕士塔格山; pinyin: Bā'ěrtuōluò Mùshìtǎgé Shān) is a subrange of the Karakoram mountain range, in Baltistan region of the Gilgit-Baltistan province in northern Pakistan; and in Xinjiang, China. The crest of the range forms part of the Pakistan-China border.

The range is home to K2 (8,611 metres (28,251 ft)), the second highest mountain in the world, and to three other Eight-thousander peaks. They are located on the north and east sides of the Baltoro Glacier.

Selected peaks of the Baltoro Muztagh[edit]

The following is a table of the peaks in the Baltoro Muztagh which are over 7,200 metres (23,620 ft) in elevation and have over 500 metres (1,640 ft) of topographic prominence. (This is a common criterion for peaks of this stature to be independent.)

Mountain Height (m) Height (ft) Coordinates Prominence (m) Parent mountain First ascent Ascents (attempts)
K2 8,611 28,251 35°52′57″N 76°30′48″E / 35.88250°N 76.51333°E / 35.88250; 76.51333 4,017 Mount Everest 1954 45 (44)
Gasherbrum I 8,080 26,509 35°43′27″N 76°41′44″E / 35.72417°N 76.69556°E / 35.72417; 76.69556 2,155 K2 1958 31 (16)
Broad Peak 8,051 26,414 35°48′38″N 76°34′05″E / 35.81056°N 76.56806°E / 35.81056; 76.56806 1,701 Gasherbrum I 1957 39 (19)
Gasherbrum II 8,034 26,362 35°45′27″N 76°39′11″E / 35.75750°N 76.65306°E / 35.75750; 76.65306 1,523 Gasherbrum I 1956 54 (12)
Gasherbrum IV 7,932 26,024 35°45′33″N 76°36′57″E / 35.75917°N 76.61583°E / 35.75917; 76.61583 725 Gasherbrum III 1958 4 (11)
Skyang Kangri 7,545 24,754 35°55′35″N 76°34′03″E / 35.92639°N 76.56750°E / 35.92639; 76.56750 1,060 K2 1976 1 (2)
Sia Kangri 7,422 24,350 35°39′48″N 76°45′45″E / 35.66333°N 76.76250°E / 35.66333; 76.76250 640 Gasherbrum I 1934 6 (0)
Skil Brum 7,410 24,311 35°51′03″N 76°25′45″E / 35.85083°N 76.42917°E / 35.85083; 76.42917 1,152 K2 1957 2 (1)
Chongtar Kangri 7,315 23,999 35°54′46″N 76°25′47″E / 35.91278°N 76.42972°E / 35.91278; 76.42972 1,300 Skil Brum 1994 1 (1)
Muztagh Tower 7,276 23,871 35°49′38″N 76°21′39″E / 35.82722°N 76.36083°E / 35.82722; 76.36083 1,710 Skil Brum 1956 4 (2)

Lower summits[edit]

Baltoro Muztagh range with K2.

There are a number of lower summits near the tongue of the Baltoro Glacier which are striking rock towers, and are famous for their aesthetic, difficult climbing. These include:

See also[edit]

Sources[edit]

Jerzy Wala, Orographical Sketch Map of the Karakoram, Swiss Foundation for Alpine Research, Zurich, 1990.

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