|Elevation||7,952 m (26,089 ft) |
|Prominence||461 m (1,512 ft) |
|First ascent||1975 by a Polish team|
|Easiest route||snow/ice climb|
Gasherbrum III (Urdu: گاشر برم -3; simplified Chinese: 加舒尔布鲁木III峰; traditional Chinese: 加舒爾布魯木III峰; pinyin: Jiāshūěrbùlǔmù III Fēng), surveyed as K3a, is a summit in the Gasherbrum massif of the Baltoro Muztagh, a subrange of the Karakoram on the border between Xinjiang, China and Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. It is situated between Gasherbrum II and IV.
Gasherbrum III was one of the highest unclimbed summits in the world up to its first ascent in 1975, by Wanda Rutkiewicz, Alison Chadwick-Onyszkiewicz, Janusz Onyszkiewicz and Krzysztof Zdzitowiecki, members of a Polish expedition.
Notes and references
- "Gasherbrum III". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2014-08-24.
- "Trekking Routes - Highest peaks". Central Karakoram National Park. Retrieved 2014-08-24.
- This region is also claimed by India. This massif is under the control of Pakistan; it lies just north of the Line of Control.
- Some sources use a lower cutoff value, and consider Gasherbrum III to be independent.
- In fact no summit in 1975 was both higher and more topographically prominent.
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