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Baltoro Muztagh
Range
Countries Pakistan, China
Regions Baltistan, Xinjiang
Part of Karakoram
Highest point K2
 - elevation 8,611 m (28,251 ft)
 - coordinates 35°52′57″N 76°30′48″E / 35.8825°N 76.51333°E / 35.8825; 76.51333

The Baltoro Muztagh is a subrange of the Karakoram mountain range. It is home to K2 (8,611 m/28,251 ft), the second highest mountain in the world, and to three other eight thousand metre peaks. It is located on the north and east sides of the Baltoro Glacier, in Baltistan, part of the Northern Areas of Pakistan; and in Xinjiang, China. The crest of the range forms part of the Pakistan-China border.

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Selected peaks of the Baltoro Muztagh

The following is a table of the peaks in the Baltoro Muztagh which are over 7,200 metres (23,620 ft) in elevation and have over 500 metres (1,640 ft) of topographic prominence. (This is a common criterion for peaks of this stature to be independent.)

Mountain Height (m) Height (ft) Coordinates Prominence (m) Parent mountain First ascent Ascents (attempts)
K2 8,611 28,251 35°52′57″N 76°30′48″E / 35.8825°N 76.51333°E / 35.8825; 76.51333 4,017 Mount Everest 1954 45 (44)
Gasherbrum I 8,080 26,509 35°43′27″N 76°41′44″E / 35.72417°N 76.69556°E / 35.72417; 76.69556 2,155 K2 1958 31 (16)
Broad Peak 8,051 26,414 35°48′38″N 76°34′05″E / 35.81056°N 76.56806°E / 35.81056; 76.56806 1,701 Gasherbrum I 1957 39 (19)
Gasherbrum II 8,034 26,362 35°45′27″N 76°39′11″E / 35.7575°N 76.65306°E / 35.7575; 76.65306 1,523 Gasherbrum I 1956 54 (12)
Gasherbrum III 7,946 26,070 35°45′34″N 76°38′31″E / 35.75944°N 76.64194°E / 35.75944; 76.64194 355 Gasherbrum II 1975 2 (2)
Gasherbrum IV 7,932 26,024 35°45′33″N 76°36′57″E / 35.75917°N 76.61583°E / 35.75917; 76.61583 725 Gasherbrum III 1958 4 (11)
Skyang Kangri 7,545 24,754 35°55′35″N 76°34′03″E / 35.92639°N 76.5675°E / 35.92639; 76.5675 1,060 K2 1976 1 (2)
Skil Brum 7,410 24,311 35°51′03″N 76°25′45″E / 35.85083°N 76.42917°E / 35.85083; 76.42917 1,152 K2 1957 2 (1)
Chongtar Kangri 7,315 23,999 35°54′46″N 76°25′47″E / 35.91278°N 76.42972°E / 35.91278; 76.42972 1,300 Skil Brum 1994 1 (1)
Muztagh Tower 7,276 23,871 35°49′38″N 76°21′39″E / 35.82722°N 76.36083°E / 35.82722; 76.36083 1,710 Skil Brum 1956 4 (2)

There are a number of lower summits near the tongue of the Baltoro Glacier which are striking rock towers, and are famous for their aesthetic, difficult climbing. These include:

See also

Source

Jerzy Wala, Orographical Sketch Map of the Karakoram, Swiss Foundation for Alpine Research, Zurich, 1990.

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