Chiring We

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Chiring We
Highest point
Elevation 6,559 m (21,519 ft)
Coordinates 30°25′12″N 80°18′00″E / 30.42000°N 80.30000°E / 30.42000; 80.30000
Location Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand, India
Parent range Kumaon Himalaya
Age of rock 7,820
First ascent 1979 by Harish Kapadia
Easiest route Sankalpa glacier (India)

Chiring We is the Himalayan peak situated in eastern Kumaun of the Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand state in India. The altitude of the peak is 6,559 m. Chiring We is the highest peak above the Kalabaland Glacier. Chiring We massif, which include peaks like Bamba Dhura (6,334 m), Suli Top (6,300 m), Trigal (5,983 m), Suitilla (6,373 m), separates Lassar Yankti valley from Kalabaland valley. The peak literally means 'Mountain of long life'. The route is through glaciers of Kalabaland, Sankalpa and Yankchar, icefall, crevasses, ice-pinnacles, ice walls and sharp ridges. First ascent to this peak was made in 1979 by an Indian team led by Harish Kapadia via northeast ridge.