Rupal Peak

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Rupal Peak
Rupal Peak is located in Pakistan
Rupal Peak
Rupal Peak
Location in Northern Pakistan
Elevation 5,642 m (18,510 ft)
Location
Location Rupal Valley, Astore District, Pakistan
Range Himalayas
Coordinates 35°08′56.05″N 74°37′7.80″E / 35.1489028°N 74.6188333°E / 35.1489028; 74.6188333Coordinates: 35°08′56.05″N 74°37′7.80″E / 35.1489028°N 74.6188333°E / 35.1489028; 74.6188333
Climbing
First ascent 1964
Easiest route Standard Route from West

Rupal Peak is a mountain in Pakistan's western Himalayas. The peak is located just south of Nanga Parbat on the Rupal Valley and is sometimes climbed by mountaineers as they acclimatize for higher local peaks. Despite its unique beauty, steep north face and impressive height, Rupal is greatly overshadowed by Nanga Parbat, the Mazeno Wall, and the mighty Rupal Face. To its west lie Laila Peak and Shaigiri, and to its north flows the Rupal Glacier which later forms the Rupal River.

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