Rakhiot Peak

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Rakhiot Peak
Elevation 7,070 m (23,200 ft)
Listing List of mountains in Pakistan
Location
Location Gilgit–Baltistan, Pakistan
Range Himalayas
Coordinates 35°15′35.86″N 74°38′16.57″E / 35.2599611°N 74.6379361°E / 35.2599611; 74.6379361 [1]
Climbing
First ascent 1932 by Peter Aschenbrenner (Austria) and Herbert Kunigk (Germany)

Rakhiot Peak is a peak in the Himalayas range of the Gilgit–Baltistan, Pakistan. It is one of the many subsidiary summits of the Nanga Parbat massif.


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It lies just south of the Indus River in the Diamer District. Not far to the north is the western end of the Karakoram range.

Layout of the mountain[edit]

From the article: Nanga Parbat

The core of Nanga Parbat is a long ridge trending southwest-northeast. The southwestern portion of this main ridge is known as the Mazeno Ridge, and has a number of subsidiary peaks. In the other direction from the summit, the main ridge starts as the East Ridge before turning more northeast at Rakhiot Peak (7070m), about 4 km northeast of the Nanga Parbat summit. The Silver Saddle (Silbersackel) is about halfway in-between Rakhiot Peak and Nanga Parbat summit. The south/southeast side of the mountain is dominated by the Rupal Face, often referred to as the highest mountain face in the world: it rises an incredible 4,600 m (15,000 feet) above its base. The north/northwest side of the mountain, leading to the Indus, is more complex. It is split into the Diamir (west) face and the Rakhiot (north) face by a long ridge. There are a number of subsidiary summits, including the North Peak (7816m) some 3 km north of the main summit.

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