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 28th
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, Pakistan
Parent rangeHispar Muztagh, Karakoram
First ascent1959 by Camillo Pellissier
Easiest routesnow/ice climb
Kanjut Sar
Simplified Chinese坎巨提峰

Kanjut Sar (Urdu: کنجت سر), or Kunjudh Sar as pronounced in Wakhi, is a mountain located in the Shimshal Valley, part of the Karakoram mountain range. The name Kunjudh Sar in Wakhi means "that which overlooks Kunjudh", or "above Kunjudh", while Khujudh is the Wakhi name for Central Hunza. It is the 28th-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 southeast 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 4 and 6 August 1981, seven Japanese climbers of the same expedition climbed to the top.[2] In 2010, a Russian–American expedition attempted to climb on the Eastern Ridge of Kanjut Sar and reached 7450 m, but turned back in bad weather.[citation needed]

The first ascent of Kanjut Sar II was achieved by a Swiss team in 1985.[3] Expedition leader Toni Spirig, Ueli Stahel and Richie Ott finally carried it out in alpine style after several attempts . The climbers reached the summit on July 10.[4] The ascent route led over the north-west side.

On July 29, 1990, a Dutch expedition made the second ascent of Kanjut Sar II in alpine style via the south face.[5] Expedition members were Peter Kok, Frank Schmidt, Franck van den Barselaer, Hendrik Freie and Pieter de Kam.

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  1. ^ a b c "Karakoram and India/Pakistan Himalayas Ultra-Prominences". peaklist.org. Retrieved 2010-08-05.
  2. ^ AAJO 1982.
  3. ^ Toni Spirig. "Asia, Pakistan, Kanjut Sar II". American Alpine Journal, 1986, vol. 28.
  4. ^ Toni Spirig: Kanjut Sar II. In: American Alpine Journal 1986, S. 282. (AAJO), retrieved 17 November 2012.
  5. ^ Peter Kok. "Asia, Pakistan, Kanjut Sar II". American Alpine Journal, 1991, vol. 33.

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