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Rakaposhi  7788-M (SW)
Rakaposhi mountain also known as Dumani Peak(Mother of Mist) is also one of the easy accessible peak being lying on the Karakorum highway Pakistan.
It is situated in the Nagar Valley approximately 100 km north of the city of Gilgit. Rakaposhi means "shining wall" in the local language. It is 27th highest in the world and 12th highest in Pakistan.Rakaposhi surrounded by famous glacier valleys, like, Biro, Barpu, Bagrot and Pissan surround the peak, it has 3 faces to climb, from South east face biro glacier Goglot Goh, valley from North West Pissan glacier from west Ghulmet face which is a long route to reach to the main summit.
Rakaposhi was first climbed in 1958 by Mike Banks and Tom Patey, members of a British-Pakistani expedition, via the Southwest Spur/Ridge route. Both of them suffered minor frostbite during the ascent.

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lsheenGreat shot of an impressive mountain...

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...Thanks for sharing, Karrar.

Lew
Posted Nov 29, 2010 12:42 pm

Karrar HaidriRe: Great shot of an impressive mountain...

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Thanks for your visit and nice comments.Greetings from Pakistan.
Posted Nov 30, 2010 10:40 am

Tomek Lodowyomg, that is

Tomek Lodowy

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HUGE ! fantasttic view Karrar !
Posted Nov 29, 2010 6:31 pm

Karrar HaidriRe: omg, that is

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Thanks Tomek, for your compliments and vote.
Posted Nov 30, 2010 10:42 am

justahikerManificient summit!

justahiker

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Beautiful photo and very impressive view!
Posted Nov 30, 2010 2:39 am

Karrar HaidriRe: Manificient summit!

Karrar Haidri

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Thank you very much for your visit and appreciation. Greetings from Pakistan.
Posted Nov 30, 2010 10:43 am

Nyle WaltonA magnificent mountain

Nyle Walton

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In 1984 I spent a weekend at Baldit in Hunza Valley and got some great pictures of this white giant plainly visible traveling north from Gilgit.
Posted Nov 30, 2010 11:49 am

Karrar HaidriRe: A magnificent mountain

Karrar Haidri

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Thanks for your visit to my photographs and compliments. Yes I have also taken the picture of this white giant travelling from Gilgit.Greetings from Pakistan.
Posted Dec 1, 2010 1:32 am

EricChuFantastic!

EricChu

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One of these real "POTD-quality" photos! And what a majestic peak Rakaposhi is!
Cheers and I'd like to thank you for all the good votes you've been giving me lately on my pictures!
Eric
Posted Nov 30, 2010 3:11 pm

Karrar HaidriRe: Fantastic!

Karrar Haidri

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Thanks Eric for your your nice comments to my photographs. I am glad you like the photo. You have a great collection of photos in your gallery.
Kind regards

Karrar
Posted Dec 1, 2010 1:35 am

AdeelExcellent Photo

Adeel

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of a great mountain. Thanks for sharing!
Posted Dec 6, 2010 2:07 am

Karrar HaidriRe: Excellent Photo

Karrar Haidri

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Thanks for your visit and Compliments.
Posted Dec 6, 2010 2:30 am

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Karrar HaidriSubmitted by Karrar Haidri
on Nov 29, 2010 2:27 am

Image ID: 681753
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Lat/Lon: 36.00000°N / 74.00000°E
Object Title: Rakaposhi 7788-M (SW)

Image Type(s): Ice Climbing