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Diran P8050944.jpg
Diran Peak from Rakaposhi Base Camp
Highest point
Elevation 7,266 m (23,839 ft) [1]
Ranked 93rd
Prominence 1,325 m (4,347 ft) [1]
Coordinates 36°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]
Diran is located in Pakistan
Location in Pakistan
Location Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Parent range Karakoram
First ascent 1968 by Rainer Goschl, Rudolph Pischinger and Hanns Schell
Easiest route rock/snow/ice climb

Diran is a mountain in the Karakoram range in Nagar 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 it's snow is the cause of many events resulting in hundred 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.

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  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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