|Elevation||7,516 m (24,659 ft) |
|Prominence||1,803 m (5,915 ft) |
|Location||Jammu and Kashmir, India|
|Parent range||Rimo Muztagh, Karakoram|
|First ascent||September 13, 1984 by an Indo-Japanese expedition|
Surveyed as K35, Mamostong Kangri or Mamostang Kangri is the highest peak in the remote Rimo Muztagh, a subrange of the Karakoram range in Jammu and Kashmir state of India near its border with China. It is located about 30 km east-southeast of the snout of the Siachen Glacier. It is the 48th highest independent peak in the world (using a 500m prominence cutoff).
The South Chong Kumdan Glacier, Kichik Kumdan (Thangman), Mamostong, and South Terong Glaciers all head on the slopes of Mamostong Kangri.
Mamostong Kangri has not seen a great deal of visitation due to its remote location and the unsettled political and military situation in the region. The first European exploration of the peak was in 1907 by Arthur Neve and D. G. Oliver. The first ascent was made in 1984 by an Indo-Japanese expedition, via the Northeast Ridge, after a complicated approach. The summit party comprised N. Yamada, K. Yoshida, R. Sharma, P. Das, and H. Chauhan.
The Himalayan Index lists four additional ascents of this peak; however two of these listings may be for the same climb.
Summary of ascents
|1984||Indo -Japanese||Col. B.S Sandhu||Mamostong Glacier /M.Col/East Ridge|
|1988||Indian Army (Ladakh Scouts)||Anand Mohan Sethi||Thangman Glacier/ East Ridge|
|1989||Indian Army||M.P Yadav||Mamostong Glacier /M.Col/East Ridge|
|1990||Border Security Force (BSF)||S.C Negi||Mamostong Glacier /M.Col/East Ridge|
|1992||Women's Pre Everest||Bachendri Pal||Mamostong Glacier /M.Col/East Ridge|
|1992||Indo- Austrian Expedition||N. Ravi Kumar||Mamostong Glacier /M.Col/East Ridge|
|2007||Indian Army||Col. Ashok Abbey||Thangman Glacier/ East Ridge|
|2007||Indo- French||Chewang Motup Goba||Mamostong Glacier /M.Col/East Ridge|
|2009||Indian Army ( EME)||Maj. V.Ahlawat||Mamostong Glacier /M.Col/East Ridge|
|2010||The Himalayan Club||P.C. Sahoo||Mamostong Glacier /M.Col/East Ridge|
- This region is disputed and controlled by India; the whole region is claimed by Pakistan. See e.g. The Future of Kashmir on the BBC website.
- "High Asia I: The Karakoram, Pakistan Himalaya and India Himalaya (north of Nepal)". Peaklist.org. Retrieved 27 May 2014.
- Jerzy Wala, Orographical Sketch Map of the Karakoram, Swiss Foundation for Alpine Research, Zurich, 1990.
- Jill Neate, High Asia: an illustrated history of the 7,000 metre peaks, The Mountaineers, 1989.
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