Apsarasas Kangri

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Apsarasas Kangri
Apsarasas Kangri is located in Tibetan Plateau
Apsarasas Kangri
Apsarasas Kangri
Location on a map of the Tibetan Plateau
Highest point
Elevation 7,245 m (23,770 ft) [1]
Ranked 96th
Prominence 625 m (2,051 ft) [1][3]
Parent peak Teram Kangri
Coordinates 35°32′N 77°09′E / 35.533°N 77.150°E / 35.533; 77.150Coordinates: 35°32′N 77°09′E / 35.533°N 77.150°E / 35.533; 77.150[1]
Geography
Location China border with the Siachen Glacier region (controlled by India, claimed by Pakistan) [1][2]
Parent range Siachen Muztagh, Karakoram
Climbing
First ascent 1976
Easiest route snow/ice climb

Apsarasas Kangri is a mountain in the Siachen Karakoram range. With an elevation of 7,245 m (23,770 ft) it is the 96th highest mountain in the world. Apsarasas Kangri is located on the border between Xinjiang, China and the Siachen Glacier region, controlled by India and claimed by Pakistan.

The peak was first climbed in 1976. In 1988, an Indian army team climbed the Apsaras I peak.[4] Apsaras II and Apsaras III are listed as "virgin peaks" by Indian Mountaineering Foundation.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Apsarasas, India/China". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2015-02-17. 
  2. ^ a b "Virgin Peaks in East Karakoram". The Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF). Retrieved 17 February 2015. 
  3. ^ Note: Sources vary on the prominence of this peak. 8000ers.com states 607m and Global.mongabay states 635m. Both agree with the Peakbagger summit elevation of 7245m.
  4. ^ Kapadia, Harish (1 March 2002). High Himalaya Unknown Valleys. Indus Publishing. p. 302. ISBN 978-81-7387-117-7.