Sia Kangri

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Sia Kangri
Sia Kangri is located in Tibetan Plateau
Sia Kangri
Sia Kangri
Location on China-Pakistan border
Elevation 7,442 m (24,416 ft)
Ranked 63rd
Prominence 640 m (2,100 ft)
Location
Location PakistanChina
Range Baltoro Muztagh
Coordinates 35°39′49″N 76°45′42″E / 35.66361°N 76.76167°E / 35.66361; 76.76167Coordinates: 35°39′49″N 76°45′42″E / 35.66361°N 76.76167°E / 35.66361; 76.76167
Climbing
First ascent 1934 by the International Himalaya Expedition led by Günther Dyhrenfurth

Sia Kangri (7,442 m, 24,370 ft) is a mountain in the Baltoro Muztagh in the Karakoram. Its summit is on the Tibet (China) and Pakistan border. It is the 63rd highest mountain in the world, and the 25th highest in Pakistan. The peak is on the watershed between the Indus River basin and the Tarim Basin. Indira Col is 3 km to the east. Sia Kangri (24,350ft) is India’s northernmost point.[1]

Sia Kangri was first climbed in 1934 by the International Himalaya Expedition led by the Swiss/German Günther Dyhrenfurth. The summit party included Hettie Dyhrenfurth, who thereby set the women's world altitude record, which stood for 20 years.

About a km southeast of the Sia Kangri Peak is a tripoint where territories controlled by India, Pakistan and China meet. [2] At the tripoint the Actual Ground Position Line between Indian and Pakistani forces meets the border with China. [2] Territories on all sides are disputed. The land immediately to the southwest of the peak is claimed by both Pakistan and India and controlled by Pakistan. The land to the northeast is part of the Trans Karakoram Tract, controlled by China under a 1963 border agreement with Pakistan but claimed by India.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Bull’s glacier
  2. ^ a b Kapadia, Harish (1999). Across Peaks & Passes in Ladakh, Zanskar & East Karakoram. New Delhi, India: Indus Publishing Company. pp. 94; 185–87. ISBN 81-7387-100-0.