Baltoro Kangri

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Baltoro Kangri
Gasherbrum IV, VII, VI and Baltoro Kangri.jpg
Gasherbrum IV, VII, VI and Baltoro Kangri on the right
Highest point
Elevation 7,312 m (23,990 ft) 
Ranked 82nd
Prominence 1,040 m (3,410 ft) [1]
Coordinates 35°38′52.69″N 76°40′11.10″E / 35.6479694°N 76.6697500°E / 35.6479694; 76.6697500Coordinates: 35°38′52.69″N 76°40′11.10″E / 35.6479694°N 76.6697500°E / 35.6479694; 76.6697500[2]
Baltoro Kangri is located in Pakistan
Baltoro Kangri
Baltoro Kangri
Location in Pakistan
Location Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Parent range Karakoram
First ascent August 4, 1963[3]

Baltoro Kangri (also known as the Golden Throne) is a mountain of the Karakoram mountain range in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. Baltoro Kangri is the 82nd highest mountain in the world with an elevation of 7,312 metres (23,990 ft). It lies to the south of the Gasherbrums and east of Chogolisa Peak (7,665 m). The huge Baltoro Glacier (which is one of the largest glaciers outside polar regions) rises from the foot of Baltoro Kangri. In the north of Baltoro Kangri is the Abruzzi Glacier.

In 1963, a Japanese expedition made the first ascent of Baltoro Kangri. The expedition consisted of nine members from the Tokyo University Alpine Ski Club, which was led by Seihei Kato.[3]

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  1. ^ "Baltoro Kangri, Pakistan". Retrieved 2011-11-14. 
  2. ^ "Northern Pakistan detailed placemarks in Google Earth". Retrieved 2009-03-11. 
  3. ^ a b Kato, Seihei (1964). "Asia, Pakistan, Baltoro Kangri". Climbs And Expeditions. American Alpine Journal. New York, NY, USA: American Alpine Club. 14 (1): 231. Retrieved 2016-06-24.