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Untitled[edit]

The listing of peaks could perhaps be changed; it's not clear what the criteria for inclusion are. I also added a section dealing with subranges, some of whose pages exist and the rest I will create soon. -- Spireguy 17:13, 18 April 2006 (UTC)

Disputed border[edit]

Actually, the Pakistan/China border is disputed by India, which claims that Pakistan in 1963 had no right to cede "India's" land to China. --User:DLinth

While the Pakistan/China border is not disputed, the Pakistan/India border and the India/Pakistan border are. So it still might make sense to put back in a reference to that somehow. But it's not a big deal. -- Spireguy 14:22, 20 April 2006 (UTC)

Can you identify these?[edit]

Please take a look at these unidentified peaks at http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Unidentified_Karakoram_peaks. If you recognize any of these, please update their description and category and notify me. Thanks! Waqas.usman 23:09, 12 May 2006 (UTC)

Chinese scale model[edit]

I added an ABC News reference about the scale model, which quotes reputable sources, so hopefully that satisfies the concern about credibility. -- Spireguy 19:53, 19 August 2006 (UTC)

Map needed[edit]

Map showing where this is vis-a-vis the countries is needed. Badagnani (talk) 20:03, 29 April 2008 (UTC)

Karakoram vs Karakorum[edit]

Both spellings, "Karakoram" and "Karakorum" are used to describe this mountain range. The two spelling occur in both peer-reviewed scientific journals as well as popular literature1. The article should be altered to include this.

In Rudyard Kipling's Kim, "Karakorum" is use in Chapter 13, page 282

"They were at Leh not so long ago. They said they had come down from the Karakorum with their heads and horns and all."

Kim, Chapter 13, page 282.

...and defined in the notes as..

"Karakorum: the mountain range about one hundred miles north of the Indus river in Baltistan, north-west of Leh."

Kim, Notes, page 362

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Ltwhite (talk) 02:03, 10 December 2009 (UTC)

George Cockerill [1892] ?[edit]

Much to my surprise I see that the reference to George Cockerill [1892] was in this article from scratch? I've changed it to [the correct link to] Martin Conway, but can somebody please enlighten me? Qwrk (talk) 09:46, 22 June 2010 (UTC)

The correct reference should link to General Sir George K. Cockerill Qwrk (talk) 11:02, 22 June 2010 (UTC)

reversion of recent edits[edit]

A newly-created account, User:Adraen, just reverted my condensing edits related to paleoglaciation, both here and at Himalayas. Please see Talk:Himalayas#newly-created account reverted edits without explanation for a centralized discussion. —hike395 (talk) 14:28, 30 January 2013 (UTC)

I've undone the unexplained revert and asked the user to discuss concerns here. Vsmith (talk) 15:02, 30 January 2013 (UTC)

Clarify relationship between Karakoram and Himalaya(s)[edit]

This article seems to dance around whether the Himalayas are an entirely distinct range, or if the Karakoram range is part of same. Some discussion of variable usage might help, if it's not possible to state definitively which of these is the correct and universal usage, and stick with it. (Absence of a link seems extremely unhelpful, too.) 84.203.32.57 (talk) 08:11, 3 November 2013 (UTC)

  1. ^ Kim, Rudyard Kipling, first published by MacMillan 1901, Reprinted Penguin Classics 2000