K6 (mountain)

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کے 6
Baltistan Peak
K6 کے 6‬ is located in Pakistan
K6 کے 6‬
کے 6
Location in Pakistan
Highest point
Elevation 7,282 m (23,891 ft) [2]
Ranked 89th
Prominence 1,962 m (6,437 ft) [2]
Listing Ultra
Coordinates 35°25′12″N 76°33′00″E / 35.42000°N 76.55000°E / 35.42000; 76.55000Coordinates: 35°25′12″N 76°33′00″E / 35.42000°N 76.55000°E / 35.42000; 76.55000
Location Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan[1]
Parent range Masherbrum Mountains, Karakoram
First ascent 1970 by von der Hecken, G. Haberl, E. Koblmüller, G. Pressl, D. Entlesberger
Easiest route glacier/snow/ice climb
A climber stands in front of a vista of snow-covered mountains
A climber stands in front of a vista of snow-covered mountains
K6 is shown in the background of this photo, 21.7 km (13.5 miles) from Chogolisa. At the foot of Chogolisa is Vigne Glacier.

Surveyed as K6 (Urdu: کے 6‎), but also known as Baltistan Peak. This is a notable peak of the Masherbrum Mountains, a subrange of the Karakoram mountain range in Gilgit Baltistan region of Pakistan. Despite being much lower than its sister mountains, the Eight-thousanders and high 7000m peaks such as Masherbrum, it has huge, steep faces, and great relief above the nearby valleys.


K6 is the highest peak in the area surrounding the Charakusa Glacier, a region which has seen renewed climbing interest in recent years. This glacier lies at the head of the Hushe Valley, which in turn leads to the Shyok River and thence to the Indus River. The Charakusa gives access to the north side of K6; to the southwest of the peak is the small Nangmah (or "Nangpah") Glacier, and to the east is the larger Kaberi Glacier and the Kaberi River valley.


The first ascent of K6 was in 1970, by an Austrian party, which was led by Eduard Koblmueller and included Gerhard Haberl, Christian von der Hecken and Gerd Pressl via the Southeast Ridge from the Nangmah Glacier.

The Himalayan Index[3] lists 3 additional attempts, but no additional ascents, on K6.


  1. ^ The mountain is located on the western side of the Line of Control between India and Pakistan
  2. ^ a b "High Asia I: The Karakoram, Pakistan Himalaya and India Himalaya (north of Nepal)". Peaklist.org. Retrieved 2014-05-27. 
  3. ^ Himalayan Index