|Elevation||8,611 m (28,251 ft)|
|Countries||Pakistan and China|
|States/Provinces||Gilgit-Baltistan and Xinjiang|
The Baltoro Muztagh (simplified Chinese: 巴尔托洛慕士塔格山; traditional Chinese: 巴爾托洛慕士塔格山; pinyin: Bā'ěrtuōluò Mùshìtǎgé Shān) is a subrange of the Karakoram mountain range, in Baltistan region of the Gilgit-Baltistan, northmost political entity of Pakistan; and in Xinjiang, China and the region is also claimed by India. The crest of the range forms part of the Pakistan-China border disputed by India.
The range is home to K2 (8,611 metres (28,251 ft)), the second highest mountain in the world, and to three other Eight-thousander peaks. They are located on the north and east sides of the Baltoro Glacier.
Selected peaks of the Baltoro Muztagh
The following is a table of the peaks in the Baltoro Muztagh which are over 7,200 metres (23,620 ft) in elevation and have over 500 metres (1,640 ft) of topographic prominence. (This is a common criterion for peaks of this stature to be independent.)
|Mountain||Height (m)||Height (ft)||Coordinates||Prominence (m)||Parent mountain||First ascent||Ascents (attempts)|
|K2||8,611||28,251||4,017||Mount Everest||1954||45 (44)|
|Gasherbrum I||8,080||26,509||2,155||K2||1958||31 (16)|
|Broad Peak||8,051||26,414||1,701||Gasherbrum I||1957||39 (19)|
|Gasherbrum II||8,034||26,362||1,523||Gasherbrum I||1956||54 (12)|
|Gasherbrum IV||7,932||26,024||725||Gasherbrum III||1958||4 (11)|
|Skyang Kangri||7,545||24,754||1,060||K2||1976||1 (2)|
|Sia Kangri||7,422||24,350||640||Gasherbrum I||1934||6 (0)|
|Skil Brum||7,410||24,311||1,152||K2||1957||2 (1)|
|Chongtar Kangri||7,315||23,999||1,300||Skil Brum||1994||1 (1)|
|Muztagh Tower||7,276||23,871||1,710||Skil Brum||1956||4 (2)|
There are a number of lower summits near the tongue of the Baltoro Glacier which are striking rock towers, and are famous for their aesthetic, difficult climbing. These include:
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Jerzy Wala, Orographical Sketch Map of the Karakoram, Swiss Foundation for Alpine Research, Zurich, 1990.