Pumari Chhish

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Pumari Chhish
Pumari Chhish is located in Pakistan
Pumari Chhish
Pumari Chhish
Location in Pakistan
Elevation 7,492 m (24,580 ft)
Ranked 53rd
Prominence 890 m (2,920 ft)
Listing List of mountains in Pakistan
Location
Location Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Range Hispar Muztagh, Karakoram
Coordinates 36°12′40″N 75°15′10″E / 36.21111°N 75.25278°E / 36.21111; 75.25278Coordinates: 36°12′40″N 75°15′10″E / 36.21111°N 75.25278°E / 36.21111; 75.25278[citation needed]
Climbing
First ascent 1979 by S. Chiba, K. Minami, M. Ohashi, H. Yokoyama (Japanese)
Easiest route North Ridge: glacier/snow/ice climb

Pumari Chhish, (or Pumarikish, Peak 11) is a high peak of the Hispar Muztagh, a subrange of the Karakoram range. It lies about 4 km east of Khunyang Chhish, in the heart of the Hispar, north of the Hispar Glacier.

Pumari Chhish was first attempted by an Austrian group in 1974, who failed to climb or bypass the Yazghil Glacier on the north side of the peak. In 1979, a Japanese group from the Hokkaido Alpine Association succeeded in climbing the mountain via a long route starting from the Khunyang Glacier, well to the west of the peak. They first had to cross a significant col to access the upper Yazghil Glacier; they then ascended the north ridge of Pumari Chhish.[1]

According the Himalayan Index,[2] there have been no other successful ascents of Pumari Chhish.

Pumari Chhish South[edit]

About 1 km (0.6 mi) to the southeast of the main summit of Pumari Chhish lies Pumari Chhish South, 7,350 m (24,110 ft).[3] After two unsuccessful attempts on this peak in 1999 and 2000 by Julie-Ann Clyma and Roger Payne,[4] it was first climbed on June 12, 2007 by Yannick Graziani and Christian Trommsdorff. Among first ascents of peaks over 7000 metres, their 2,700 m (8,900 ft) climb was highly technical (they rate it ABO 5.10 M6 A1). They made the ascent in pure alpine style over six days. Their achievement earned them the lead article in the 2008 American Alpine Journal.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jill Neate (1989). High Asia: an illustrated history of the 7000 metre peaks. The Mountaineers. 
  2. ^ Himalayan Index
  3. ^ Jerzy Wala, Orographical Sketch Map of the Karakoram (1:250,000), Sheet 1, Swiss Foundation for Alpine Research, 1990.
  4. ^ a b American Alpine Journal, 2008, pp. 16-23.