Kanjut Sar

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Kanjut Sar
Kanjut Sar.jpg
Yukshin Gardan Sar (background left) and Kanjut Sar (background centre)
Highest point
Elevation 7,760 m (25,460 ft) [1]
Ranked 26th
Prominence 1,660 m (5,450 ft) [1]
Listing Ultra
Coordinates 36°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]
Geography
Kanjut Sar is located in Pakistan
Kanjut Sar
Kanjut Sar
Pakistan
Location Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Parent range Hispar Muztagh, Karakoram
Climbing
First ascent 1959 by Camillo Pellissier
Easiest route snow/ice climb

Kanjut Sar or Kunjudh Sar as pronounced in "Wakhi" is a mountain located in the Hispar Muztagh, a subrange 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 Lower Hunza. It is the 26th highest mountain on Earth and the 11th highest in Pakistan.

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]

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References[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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