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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lsheen

lsheen - Nov 29, 2010 12:42 pm - Hasn't voted

Great shot of an impressive mountain...

...Thanks for sharing, Karrar.

Lew

Karrar Haidri

Karrar Haidri - Nov 30, 2010 10:40 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Great shot of an impressive mountain...

Thanks for your visit and nice comments.Greetings from Pakistan.

Tomek Lodowy

Tomek Lodowy - Nov 29, 2010 6:31 pm - Voted 10/10

omg, that is

HUGE ! fantasttic view Karrar !

Karrar Haidri

Karrar Haidri - Nov 30, 2010 10:42 am - Hasn't voted

Re: omg, that is

Thanks Tomek, for your compliments and vote.

justahiker

justahiker - Nov 30, 2010 2:39 am - Voted 10/10

Manificient summit!

Beautiful photo and very impressive view!

Karrar Haidri

Karrar Haidri - Nov 30, 2010 10:43 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Manificient summit!

Thank you very much for your visit and appreciation. Greetings from Pakistan.

Nyle Walton

Nyle Walton - Nov 30, 2010 11:49 am - Hasn't voted

A magnificent mountain

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.

Karrar Haidri

Karrar Haidri - Dec 1, 2010 1:32 am - Hasn't voted

Re: A magnificent mountain

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.

EricChu

EricChu - Nov 30, 2010 3:11 pm - Voted 10/10

Fantastic!

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

Karrar Haidri

Karrar Haidri - Dec 1, 2010 1:35 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Fantastic!

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

Adeel

Adeel - Dec 6, 2010 2:07 am - Hasn't voted

Excellent Photo

of a great mountain. Thanks for sharing!

Karrar Haidri

Karrar Haidri - Dec 6, 2010 2:30 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Excellent Photo

Thanks for your visit and Compliments.

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