Tatakooti Peak

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Tatakooti Peak
Tatakuti
Tatakooti Peak is located in Jammu and Kashmir
Tatakooti Peak
Tatakooti Peak
Location in Jammu and Kashmir
Elevation 4,725 m (15,502 ft)
Location
Location Shopian district, Jammu and Kashmir, India
Range Pirpanjal Range, Himalayas
Coordinates 33°42′15.4″N 74°31′0.24″E / 33.704278°N 74.5167333°E / 33.704278; 74.5167333Coordinates: 33°42′15.4″N 74°31′0.24″E / 33.704278°N 74.5167333°E / 33.704278; 74.5167333
Climbing
First ascent 1901 by C.E. Barton, Dr Ernest Neve
Easiest route North Ridge: glacier/snow/ice climb

Tatakooti Peak or Tatakuti[1] is a mountain with a peak elevation[2] of 4,725 metres (15,502 ft),[3] in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir. The highest peak of this massif is Sunset Peak at 15,568 ft (4,745 metres). Tatakooti along with Sunset Peak lies in the west of The Vale of Kashmir. It is located 40 km west of Shopian town, 105 km southwest of Srinagar, the capital of Jammu and Kashmir.

Mountaineering[edit]

Early exploration of the Pirpanjal Range was carried by Thomas Montgomerie and Godwin Austen in 1856.[4] The first ascent of the summit was made in 1901 by C. E. Barton and Dr Ernest Neve, British mountaineers.[5] They took the route via Yusmarg Konsar Nag and climbed the summit via the north face.

The massif is accessed by road, 105 km (65 mi) from Srinagar. The Mughal Road passes through the base of this mountain which lies on the right side of the road.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Srinagar and its Environs". koausa.org. Retrieved 22012-06-13. 
  2. ^ "Kashmir Information". Retrieved 2012-06-13. 
  3. ^ "Unseen Kashmir". ckashmir.com. Retrieved 2012-06-13. 
  4. ^ "Henry Haversham Godwin-Austen (1834-1923) The Baltoro Glacier Karakoram". christies.com. Retrieved 2012-06-13. 
  5. ^ "Memories of early Kashmir climbing". himalayanclub.com. Retrieved 2012-06-13.