Sunset Peak (Jammu and Kashmir)
|Elevation||4,745 m (15,568 ft) |
|Prominence||1,942 m (6,371 ft) |
|Location||Shopian district, Jammu and Kashmir, India|
|Parent range||Pirpanjal Range, Himalayas|
|First ascent||1901 by Dr Arthur Neve, Dr Ernest Neve (Brothers), United Kingdom|
|Easiest route||North Ridge: glacier/snow/ice climb|
Sunset Peak also known as Romesh Thong is a mountain massif with a peak elevation of 4,745 metres (15,568 ft), in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir. It is the highest peak of this massif, the other peak is Tatakooti Peak 4,725 m (15,502 ft), Sunset Peak, as the name suggests lies in the west of The Vale of Kashmir as a whole. It is located 40 km west of Shopian town, 105 km southwest of Srinagar, the capital of Jammu and Kashmir.
Early exploration of the Pirpanjal Range was carried by Thomas Montgomerie and Godwin Austen in 1856. The first ascent of the summit was made in1901 by Dr Arthur Neve and Dr Ernest Neve, the British brothers who took the route via Yusmarg Konsar Nag and climbed the summit through north face.
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