Diran

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Diran
Diran P8050944.jpg
Diran Peak from Rakaposhi Base Camp
Highest point
Elevation7,266 m (23,839 ft) [1]
Ranked 93rd
Prominence1,325 m (4,347 ft) [1]
Coordinates36°07′N 74°40′E / 36.117°N 74.667°E / 36.117; 74.667Coordinates: 36°07′N 74°40′E / 36.117°N 74.667°E / 36.117; 74.667[1]
Naming
Native nameدیرن
Geography
Diran is located in Pakistan
Diran
Diran
Location in Pakistan
LocationGilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Parent rangeKarakoram
Climbing
First ascent1968 by Rainer Goschl, Rudolph Pischinger and Hanns Schell
Easiest routeRock/snow/ice climb

Diran (Urdu: دیرن‎) is a mountain in the Karakoram range in Nagar Valley and Bagrot Valley Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. This 7,266-metre (23,839 ft) pyramid shaped mountain lies to the east of Rakaposhi (7,788m).

Diran is the most dangerous mountain in Pakistan as its snow is the cause of many events resulting in hundreds of deaths.

Diran was first climbed in 1968 by three Austrians: Rainer Goeschl, Rudolph Pischinger and Hanns Schell. Earlier attempts by a German expedition in 1959 and an Austrian expedition in 1964 were unsuccessful.[2][3]

Reflection of Diran (left, 7,266m) and Rakaposhi (right, 7,788m, peak not visible) from Tagafari base camp

See also[edit]

Diran peak barcha glacier bagrote medow gilgit .jpg
Diran peak towards bagrote valley.jpg

Gallery[edit]

snow caped diran peak bagrote valley gilgit
Charming view with Bagrote Sarai Hotel and Resturent Gilgit (diran view Resort Gilgit pakistan )

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Diran". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2 October 2011.
  2. ^ "The Mountains of Pakistan: Diran Peak". EverestNews.com. Retrieved 2 October 2011.
  3. ^ http://publications.americanalpineclub.org/articles/12196547601/Asia-Pakistan-Minapin-or-Diran

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