Ghent Kangri

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Ghent Kangri
Mount Ghent
Ghent Kangri is located in Karakoram
Ghent Kangri
Ghent Kangri
Saltoro Ridge, Siachen, near the Actual Ground Position Line (the line between Indian and Pakistan controlled territories)[1][2][3]
Ghent Kangri is located in Gilgit Baltistan
Ghent Kangri
Ghent Kangri
Ghent Kangri (Gilgit Baltistan)
Ghent Kangri is located in Ladakh
Ghent Kangri
Ghent Kangri
Ghent Kangri (Ladakh)
Highest point
Elevation7,401 m (24,281 ft)
Ranked 69th
Prominence1,493 m (4,898 ft)
Coordinates35°31′39″N 76°48′39″E / 35.52750°N 76.81083°E / 35.52750; 76.81083Coordinates: 35°31′39″N 76°48′39″E / 35.52750°N 76.81083°E / 35.52750; 76.81083
Geography
LocationSaltoro Ridge, Siachen, near the Actual Ground Position Line (the line between Indian and Pakistan controlled territories)[1][2][3]
Parent rangeSaltoro Mountains, Karakoram
Climbing
First ascent1961 by Wolfgang Axt (Austrian)
Easiest routeWest Ridge: glacier/snow climb
Ghent Kangri
Simplified Chinese根特崗日峰

Ghent Kangri (or Mount Ghent, Ghaint I) is a high peak near the north end of the Saltoro Mountains, a subrange of the Karakoram range. It is located west of the Siachen Glacier near the Actual Ground Position Line in Pakistan between India and Pakistan.

Ghent Kangri was first climbed on 4 June 1961, by Wolfgang Axt, a member of an Austrian expedition led by Erich Waschak, via the West Ridge. He climbed solo above the high camp.

According to the Himalayan Index, there have been three subsequent ascents of the peak, in 1977, 1980, and 1984.

Indo-Pak mutually-agreed undisputed "International Border" (IB) in the black line, Indo-Pak "Line of Control" (LoC) in black dotted line in the north and west, Indo-Sino "Line of Actual" (LAC) in black dotted line in the east, Indo-Pak line across Siachen in north is "Actual Ground Position Line" (AGPL). The areas shown in green are the two Pakistani-controlled areas: Gilgit–Baltistan in the north and Azad Kashmir in the south. The area shown in orange is the Indian-controlled territories of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh, and the diagonally-hatched area to the east is the Chinese-controlled area known as Aksai Chin. "Territories ceded by Pakistan to China claimed by India" in the north is Shaksgam (Trans-Karakoram Tract).
United Nations map of Siachen Glacier showing "Point NJ980420" (Point NJ9842) as starting point of "Actual Ground Position Line" (AGPL), Goma military camp of Pakistan, Nubra River valley and Siachen glaciers held by India; Bilafond La and Sia La north of NJ9842 are also held by India. Masherbrum Range, Baltoro Glacier, Baltoro Glacier, Baltoro Muztagh and K2 are held by Pakistan.

See also[edit]

Near the AGPL (Actual Ground Position Line)
Borders
Conflicts
Operations
Other related topics

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Future of Kashmir on the BBC website.
  2. ^ Peak Ghent Kangri, Diskit Nubra, Leh District, Ladakh, India, OpenStreetMap, retrieved 30 May 2020.
  3. ^ "Ghent Kangri, Pakistan/India". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 29 December 2020.

Sources[edit]

  • Neate, Jill (1989). High Asia: an illustrated history of the 7,000 metre peaks. The Mountaineers.
  • Jerzy Wala, Orographical Sketch Map of the Karakoram, Swiss Foundation for Alpine Research, 1990.