Distaghil Sar

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Disteghil Sar
دستاغل سر
Distaghil ISS.JPG
Distaghil Sar seen from ISS
Highest point
Elevation7,885 m (25,869 ft) [1]
Ranked 19th
Prominence2,525 m (8,284 ft) [1]
Coordinates36°19′33″N 75°11′18″E / 36.32583°N 75.18833°E / 36.32583; 75.18833Coordinates: 36°19′33″N 75°11′18″E / 36.32583°N 75.18833°E / 36.32583; 75.18833[1]
Disteghil Sar دستاغل سر‬ is located in Pakistan
Disteghil Sar دستاغل سر‬
Disteghil Sar
دستاغل سر
Disteghil Sar دستاغل سر‬ is located in Gilgit Baltistan
Disteghil Sar دستاغل سر‬
Disteghil Sar
دستاغل سر
Disteghil Sar
دستاغل سر
(Gilgit Baltistan)
LocationShimshal Valley Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Parent rangeHispar Muztagh, Karakoram
First ascent9 June 1960 by Günther Stärker and Diether Marchart of an Austrian team
Easiest routeglacier/snow/ice climb

Disteghil Sar or Distaghil Sar (Urdu: دستاغل سر‎) is the highest mountain in the Hispar Muztagh, a subrange of the Karakoram mountain range, in Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan. It is the 19th highest mountain on earth and the 7th highest peak in Pakistan. Destghil sar is a Wakhi language word, that means "above the inner ranch." The mountain has an about 3 km long top ridge above 7400m with three distinct summits: (north)west 7885m, central 7760 m, and (south)east 7696m or 7535m ([1]).

Climbing history[edit]

Distaghil Sar was first climbed in 1960 by Günther Stärker and Diether Marchart of an Austrian expedition led by Wolfgang Stefan. The expedition climbed the western part of the South face and continued over the southwest ridge to the highest summit. Three years earlier, in 1957, an English expedition had attempted to climb the mountain from the South and the West, but failed due to bad weather. Likewise, weather foiled a 1959 Swiss attempt over the southeast ridge. The highest, western summit has been scaled twice since in 1980 and 1982 over the original route. Two attempts over the daunting north face, in 1988 and 1998, were unsuccessful. The eastern summit was first climbed in 1980 by a Polish expedition over the east face, and was reascended in 1983.

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  1. ^ a b c "High Asia I: The Karakoram, Pakistan Himalaya and India Himalaya (north of Nepal)". Peaklist.org. Retrieved 2014-05-27.