Diran Peak from Rakaposhi Base Camp
|Elevation||7,266 m (23,839 ft) |
|Prominence||1,325 m (4,347 ft) |
|First ascent||1968 by Rainer Goschl, Rudolph Pischinger and Hanns Schell|
|Easiest route||Rock/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.
- "Diran". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2 October 2011.
- "The Mountains of Pakistan: Diran Peak". EverestNews.com. Retrieved 2 October 2011.
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