Batura Muztagh

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Batura Muztagh
بتورا موز تاغ
Batura muztagh.jpg
Aerial view of part of the Batura Muztagh from the southeast
Highest point
PeakBatura Sar
Elevation7,795 m (25,574 ft)
Coordinates36°30′36″N 74°31′37″E / 36.51000°N 74.52694°E / 36.51000; 74.52694Coordinates: 36°30′36″N 74°31′37″E / 36.51000°N 74.52694°E / 36.51000; 74.52694
Geography
CountryPakistan
State/ProvinceGilgit District
Parent rangeKarakoram

The Batura Muztagh (Urdu: بتورا موز تاغ‎) mountains are a sub-range of the Karakoram mountain range. They are located in Gojal valley in the Hunza district of the Gilgit-Baltistan province in northern Pakistan.[1]

They are the westernmost sub-range of the Karakoram, running from Chalt village in Bar Valley in the east to Kampir Dior in the Kurumbar Valley in the west, and they separate the Hindu Raj range from the Karakoram range. The Muchu Chhish peak located in this sub-range remains the second highest unclimbed peak in the world.[2]


Selected peaks in the Batura Muztagh[edit]

Mountain Height (m) Height (ft) Coordinates Prominence (m) Parent mountain First ascent Ascents (attempts) [1]
Batura Sar [2] 7,795 25,574 36°30′36″N 74°31′27″E / 36.51000°N 74.52417°E / 36.51000; 74.52417 3,118 Distaghil Sar 1976 4 (6)
Shispare 7,611 24,970 36°26′26″N 74°40′51″E / 36.44056°N 74.68083°E / 36.44056; 74.68083 1,240 Batura Sar 1974 3 (1)
Pasu Sar 7,476 24,528 36°29′16″N 74°35′16″E / 36.48778°N 74.58778°E / 36.48778; 74.58778 645 Batura Sar 1994 1 (0)
Ultar Sar [3] 7,388 24,239 36°23′54″N 74°42′32″E / 36.39833°N 74.70889°E / 36.39833; 74.70889 700 Shispare 1996 2 (5)
Sangemarmar Sar [4] 7,000 [5] 22,966 36°25′31″N 74°33′38″E / 36.42528°N 74.56056°E / 36.42528; 74.56056 1,100 Pasu Sar 1984 1 (3)
Bublimotin (Ladyfinger Peak) 6,000 [6] 19,685 36°22′12″N 74°39′00″E / 36.37000°N 74.65000°E / 36.37000; 74.65000 <200 Hunza Peak 1982 2 (5)
Bublimotin and Hunza Peak, southeastern Batura Muztagh

Books, pamphlets, and maps about Batura Muztagh[edit]

  • High Asia: An Illustrated History of the 7000 Metre Peaks by Jill Neate, ISBN 0-89886-238-8
  • Batura Mustagh (sketch map and pamphlet) by Jerzy Wala, 1988.
  • Orographical Sketch Map of the Karakoram by Jerzy Wala, 1990. Published by the Swiss Foundation for Alpine Research.

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ This data is from the Himalayan Index and is not always correct. In particular it is not clear if Batura Sar has really had four ascents or only three.
  2. ^ Sometimes called Batura I.
  3. ^ Sometimes called Ultar II or Bojohagur Duanasir II.
  4. ^ Also known as Sang-e-Marmar (or Sangemarmar), and sometimes referred to by locals as Marble Peak.
  5. ^ The heights given for this peak vary between 6949m and 7050m.
  6. ^ This elevation is approximate.

References[edit]

  1. ^ King, John; St. Vincent, David (1993). Pakistan: A Travel Survival Kit. Lonely Planet Publications. p. 376.
  2. ^ https://tribune.com.pk/story/1356636/place-pakistan-one-hardest-places-reach-earth/

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