Buni Zom

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Buni Zom
Buni Zom (2002).jpg
Buni Zom Main and North from the west face of Gordoghan Zom, 2002
Elevation 6,542 m (21,463 ft)[1]
Prominence 2,845 m (9,334 ft)[1]
Ranked 117th
Listing Ultra
Location
Buni Zom is located in Pakistan
Buni Zom
Buni Zom
Location in Pakistan
Location Pakistan
Range Hindu Kush
Coordinates 36°09′15″N 72°19′39″E / 36.15417°N 72.32750°E / 36.15417; 72.32750Coordinates: 36°09′15″N 72°19′39″E / 36.15417°N 72.32750°E / 36.15417; 72.32750[1]
Climbing
First ascent 1957 by W.K.A. Berry, C.H. Tyndale-Biscoe

The Buni Zom group is a prominent mountain area of Chitral, in the Hindu Kush range of Pakistan. It is located about 50 km (30 mi) northeast of the town of Chitral, and about 50 km (30 mi) east of Tirich Mir and rises to 6,542 m (21,463 ft),[2] the highest peak in the Hindu Kush.

Map of Buni Zom

In 1957, the New Zealanders W.K.A. Berry and C.H. Tyndale-Biscoe accomplished the first ascent of the Main Peak of Buni Zom from the steep razorlike north ridge[3] The second ascent was in 1975 by Japaneses Masao Okabe, Hideo Sato and Shigeru Tabe[4] and third ascent was in 1979 by Americans Joe Reinhard and Richard J. Isherwood[5] both from south face.

The Buni Zom Group has many other peaks, some of which have been climbed. There are 12 peaks over 6,000 m (19,700 ft) in the Buni Zom group which are unclimbed Himalayan Index.

Peaks of the Buni Zom Group[edit]

Following is a list of the peaks over 6,000 meters in the Buni Zom group, from the Himalayan Index. The first ascent of the peak named Buni Zom SS or 6MT or P6110 was by Nikolas Kroupis and George Voutiropoulos on 31 July 2007 [6] this climb is not yet recorded in the Himalayan Index,[7] but the article is published in American Alpine Journal [8]

No Preferred Name Name Number Ht. m. Ht.ft. Latitude Longitude Climbed?
1 Buni Zom Buni Zom 9701 6542 21463 36o09'00" 72o19'12" y
2 Awi Zom Awi Zom 9707 6484 21272 36o11'24" 72o24'00" y
3 Rahman Zom Raman Zom 9708 6350 20833 36o15'00" 72o21'36" y
4 Buni Zom N Buni Zom N 9702 6338 20793 36o10'12" 72o19'12" y
5 Ghochhar Sar Gochohar Sar 9717 6249 20501 35o54'00" 72o17'24" y
6 Gordoghan Zom Gordoghan Zom 9709 6240 20472 36o09'00" 72o22'48" y
7 Buni Zom S Buni Zom S 9705 6220 20406 36o09'00" 72o19'12" y
8 Shachio Kuh Zom Shachio Kuh Zom 9719 6215 20390 35o53'24" 72o15'00" y
9 P c6200 P c6200 9718 6200 20340 35o54'36" 72o16'48"
10 Gordoghan Zom III Gordoghan Zom III 6156 20192 36o09' 72o22' y
11 Ghochhar Sar S Ghochhar Sar S 9727 6150 20176 35o54'00" 72o16'48"
12 Buni Zom II Buni Zom II 9703 6147 20167 36o10'48" 72o19'48" y
13 Buni Zom SS 6MT - P 6110 9711 6110 20045 36o07'12" 72o19'12" y
14 Rinzho Zom Rinz Ho Zom M 9714 6100 20012 36o01'12" 72o18'00"
15 Rinzho Zom E Rinzho Zom E 9715 6080 19947 36o01'12" 72o18'36"
16 Rinzho Zom W Rinz Ho Zom W 9713 6068 19907 36o01'12" 72o16'48"
17 Rinzho Zom MD Rinzho Zom MD 9728 6050 19848 36o00'36" 72o17'24"
18 Thalo Zom Thalo Zom 9721 6050 19848 35o47'24" 72o16'48"
19 Buni Zom III Buni Zom III 9704 6050 19848 36o10'12" 72o20'24" y
20 Gordoghan Zom II Gordoghen Zom II 9710 6048 19842 36o08'24" 72o23'24"
21 Tunyush Zom Tonyush Zom 9716 6023 19760 35o59'24" 72o13'48"
22 P 6020 P 6020 9724 6020 19750 36o11'24" 72o22'12" y
23 Chakholi Zom Chakholi Zom 9712 6020 19750 36o06'36" 72o15'36" y
24 Phargam Zom I P 6103 9726 6000 19684 36o11'24" 72o21'36" y
25 Phargam Zom II P 6086 9725 6000 19684 36o10'48" 72o21'36" y
26 P 6010 P 6010 9723 6000 19684 36o11'24" 72o22'12" y
27 Buni Zom IV Buni Zom IV 9722 6000 19684 36o12'00" 72o21'36"
28 P c6000 P c6000 9706 6000 19684 36o12'00" 72o21'36"
29 Harambit Zom P 6031 9720 5997 19674 35o48'36" 72o16'48"

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "High Asia I: The Karakoram, Pakistan Himalaya and India Himalaya (north of Nepal)". Peaklist.org. Retrieved 2014-05-27. 
  2. ^ "Buni Zom, Pakistan". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2014-05-27. 
  3. ^ New Zealand Alpine Journal 17, 1958, page 283-292. However the Himalayan Index reports this ascent as having taken the Southwest Ridge.
  4. ^ American Alpine Journal 1976, Vol 20, Issue 50. pp 458
  5. ^ American Alpine Journal 1980, Vol 22, Issue 53. pp 654
  6. ^ Alpinist Newswire
  7. ^ Himalayan Index
  8. ^ The American Alpine Journal 2008, The World's Most Significant Climbs, American Alpine Club, Vol. 50, Issue 82, 2008, pp 319-321.

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