Mamostong Kangri

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Mamostong Kangri
Mamostong Kangri is located in India
Mamostong Kangri
Mamostong Kangri
Location in India
Elevation 7,516 m (24,659 ft)[1]
Ranked 48th
Prominence 1,803 m (5,915 ft)[1]
Listing Ultra
Location
Location Kashmir, India[2]
Range Rimo Muztagh, Karakoram
Coordinates 35°08′27″N 77°34′39″E / 35.14083°N 77.57750°E / 35.14083; 77.57750Coordinates: 35°08′27″N 77°34′39″E / 35.14083°N 77.57750°E / 35.14083; 77.57750[1]
Climbing
First ascent September 13, 1984 by an Indo-Japanese expedition

Mamostong Kangri or Mamostang Kangri is the highest peak in the remote Rimo Muztagh, a subrange of the Karakoram range in India near its border with China. It is located about 30 km east-southeast of the snout of the Siachen Glacier. It is the 48th highest independent peak in the world (using a 500m prominence cutoff).

The South Chong Kumdan Glacier, Kichik Kumdan (Thangman), Mamostong, and South Terong Glaciers all head on the slopes of Mamostong Kangri.

Mamostong Kangri has not seen a great deal of visitation due to its remote location and the unsettled political and military situation in the region. The first European exploration of the peak was in 1907 by Arthur Neve and D. G. Oliver. The first ascent was made in 1984 by an Indo-Japanese expedition, via the Northeast Ridge, after a complicated approach. The summit party comprised N. Yamada, K. Yoshida, R. Sharma, P. Das, and H. Chauhan.

The Himalayan Index lists four additional ascents of this peak; however two of these listings may be for the same climb.

Summary of ascents[edit]

Year Expedition Leader Route
1984 Indo -Japanese Col. B.S Sandhu Mamostong Glacier /M.Col/East Ridge
1988 Indian Army (Ladakh Scouts) Anand Mohan Sethi Thangman Glacier/ East Ridge
1989 Indian Army M.P Yadav Mamostong Glacier /M.Col/East Ridge
1990 Border Security Force (BSF) S.C Negi Mamostong Glacier /M.Col/East Ridge
1992 Women's Pre Everest Bachendri Pal Mamostong Glacier /M.Col/East Ridge
1992 Indo- Austrian Expedition N. Ravi Kumar Mamostong Glacier /M.Col/East Ridge
2007 Indian Army Col. Ashok Abbey Thangman Glacier/ East Ridge
2007 Indo- French Chewang Motup Goba Mamostong Glacier /M.Col/East Ridge
2009 Indian Army ( EME) Maj. V.Ahlawat Mamostong Glacier /M.Col/East Ridge
2010 The Himalayan Club P.C. Sahoo Mamostong Glacier /M.Col/East Ridge

See also[edit]

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. ^ This region is disputed and controlled by India; the whole region is claimed by Pakistan. See e.g. The Future of Kashmir on the BBC website.

Sources[edit]

  • Jerzy Wala, Orographical Sketch Map of the Karakoram, Swiss Foundation for Alpine Research, Zurich, 1990.
  • Jill Neate, High Asia: an illustrated history of the 7,000 metre peaks, The Mountaineers, 1989.