Kanjut Sar

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Kanjut Sar
کنجت سر
Kanjut Sar.jpg
Yukshin Gardan Sar (background left) and Kanjut Sar (background centre)
Highest point
Elevation7,760 m (25,460 ft)[1]
Ranked 26th
Prominence1,660 m (5,450 ft)[1]
Coordinates36°12′18″N 75°25′06″E / 36.20500°N 75.41833°E / 36.20500; 75.41833Coordinates: 36°12′18″N 75°25′06″E / 36.20500°N 75.41833°E / 36.20500; 75.41833[1]
Kanjut Sar کنجت سر is located in Pakistan
Kanjut Sar کنجت سر
Kanjut Sar
کنجت سر
Location in Gilgit-Baltistan
Kanjut Sar کنجت سر is located in Gilgit Baltistan
Kanjut Sar کنجت سر
Kanjut Sar
کنجت سر
Kanjut Sar
کنجت سر (Gilgit Baltistan)
LocationGilgit-Baltistan (a disputed territory),controlled by Pakistan and claimed by India
Parent rangeHispar Muztagh, Karakoram
First ascent1959 by Camillo Pellissier
Easiest routesnow/ice climb

Kanjut Sar (Urdu: کنجت سر‎) or Kunjudh Sar as pronounced in "Wakhi" is a mountain located in the Shimshal Valley, a village of the Karakoram mountain range. Kunjudh Sar in wakhi language mean that which overlooks Kunjudh, or above Kunjudh, while Khujudh is the wakhi name for Central Hunza. It is the 26th highest mountain on Earth and the 11th highest in Pakistan. According to many residents of Shimshal, Kanjut Sar is the name of the adjacent peak Yukshin Gardan Sar, and vice versa. In Shimshal village, the original namings are widely accepted and used, as opposed to what is recognised internationally.

Kanjut Sar consists of two peaks:

  • Kanjut Sar I at 7,760 metres (25,459 ft).
  • Kanjut Sar II, to the south east of I, at 6,831 m (22,411 ft).

Kanjut Sar I was first climbed in 1959 by Camillo Pellissier, member of an Italian expedition directed by Guido Monzino. Between 1981, August 4 and 6, 7 Japanese climbers of the same expedition climbed to the top.[2] In 2010 Russian-American expedition attempted to climb on the Eastern Ridge of Kanjut Sar and reached 7450 m, turning in bad weather.[citation needed]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Karakoram and India/Pakistan Himalayas Ultra-Prominences". peaklist.org. Retrieved 2010-08-05.
  2. ^ AAJO 1982

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