Teram Kangri

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Teram Kangri
Teram Kangri is located in Tibetan Plateau
Teram Kangri
Teram Kangri
Location on disputed India, Pakistan and China border
Highest point
Elevation 7,462 m (24,482 ft) [1]
Ranked 56th
Prominence 1,702 m (5,584 ft) [1]
Listing Ultra
Coordinates 35°34′48″N 77°04′42″E / 35.58000°N 77.07833°E / 35.58000; 77.07833Coordinates: 35°34′48″N 77°04′42″E / 35.58000°N 77.07833°E / 35.58000; 77.07833
Location controlled by India and China, claimed by Pakistan
Parent range Siachen Muztagh (Karakoram)
First ascent 1975 by K. Kodaka and Y. Kobayashi (Japanese)
Easiest route glacier/snow/ice climb

The Teram Kangri group is a mountain massif in the remote Siachen Muztagh, a subrange of the Karakoram range. The high point of the group, and of the Siachen Muztagh, is Teram Kangri I. The peak lies on the boundary between China and the disputed Siachen Glacier region near the line of control between India and Pakistan. The northeast side of the peak is in Chinese-controlled territory, the southwest side in the disputed Siachen area currently controlled by India. Teram Kangri I was first climbed on August 10, 1975 by a Japanese expedition led by H. Katayama, which obtained a permit from the Govt. of Pakistan and made the long approach via Bilafond La (the Saltoro Pass). They climbed the SW ridge of Teram Kangri II and then took the East ridge to the top. Teram Kangri II was climbed on August 12 and 13 by six Japanese climbers.

Teram Kangri II (7,407 m) was climbed in 1978 by an Indian Army expedition led by Colonel Narendra Kumar in the first move by India to lay claim to the Siachen Glacier area. Teram Kangri I has been climbed once since, in 1992. The expedition approached through Indian territory.

Teram Kangri III 35°35′59″N 77°02′53″E / 35.59972°N 77.04806°E / 35.59972; 77.04806 (7,382 m ranked 73rd, Prominence = 500 m) was first climbed in 1979 by a Japanese expedition led by S. Hanada. Their route crossed over Bilafond La, much like the first ascent of Teram Kangri I.[2][3]



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