Rakaposhi 7788-M

Rakaposhi during Autumn
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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Noondueler

Noondueler - Nov 18, 2009 12:19 am - Voted 10/10

Awesome!

One of the world great peaks.

Karrar Haidri

Karrar Haidri - Nov 18, 2009 11:04 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Awesome!

Thank you Sir for your kind words and vote.

Karrar

Karrar Haidri

Karrar Haidri - Nov 18, 2009 11:13 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Yeah Karrar!

Thanks for your nice comments, I am glad you enjoy it!Cheers

Moonhiker

Moonhiker - Nov 18, 2009 4:28 am - Voted 10/10

Nice .....

really nice composition!

Karrar Haidri

Karrar Haidri - Nov 18, 2009 11:15 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice .....

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

Vladislav

Vladislav - Nov 18, 2009 5:24 pm - Voted 10/10

What a great image!

Karrar, thank you posting.
Rakaposhi is now added to my wish list of mountains. Is this SouthWest Ridge on the left of this picture?
Vlad.

Karrar Haidri

Karrar Haidri - Nov 18, 2009 11:11 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: What a great image!

Thanks for your nice comments,You are most welcome to Pakistan the land of high mountains.The left side is north face. The North Ridge is sometimes referred to as the Japanese Spur. The South West Ridge is on the right side.
Karrar

Tomek Lodowy

Tomek Lodowy - Nov 18, 2009 9:29 pm - Voted 10/10

gorgeous...

great mountain, great shot and fantastic info, thanks for that Karrar !

Tomek

Karrar Haidri

Karrar Haidri - Nov 18, 2009 11:19 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: gorgeous...

Thanks for your kind comments and vote, I am glad you like it!Cheers

lcarreau

lcarreau - Nov 18, 2009 11:33 pm - Voted 10/10

Thanks for taking our breath

away with your most genuine capture of Rakaposhi at it's best!

Karrar Haidri

Karrar Haidri - Nov 19, 2009 11:06 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Thanks for taking our breath

Thanks for your visit and also for your nice comments and vote.
I enjoyed looking at your pictures.Like your work.

Kind regards,

Karrar

drshahidiqbal

drshahidiqbal - Nov 20, 2009 12:09 pm - Voted 10/10

great

this is really a great shot of Rakaposhi. I like it.

Karrar Haidri

Karrar Haidri - Nov 20, 2009 12:40 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: great

Dear Doctor Sahib,Many thanks for visiting the Photo Gallery and your nice comments, I am glad you like this picture !Cheers

vvujisic

vvujisic - Nov 23, 2009 6:21 pm - Voted 10/10

Incredible!

Impressive beauty! Very beautiful scenery!

Best regards,
Vlado

Karrar Haidri

Karrar Haidri - Nov 27, 2009 12:57 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Incredible!

Thanks for your kind comments and vote!Cheers

Nyle Walton

Nyle Walton - Nov 25, 2009 11:23 am - Hasn't voted

Beautiful peak.

In 1982 I admired this mountain from Baltit and en route from there back to Gilgit. It is the choicist peak outside of the Korakoram and Nanga Parbat from the Indus Valaley.

Karrar Haidri

Karrar Haidri - Nov 27, 2009 1:02 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Beautiful peak.

Thanks Sir for your nice comments. I hope you will come again Pakistan!Cheers
Greetings from Pakistan

Nyle Walton

Nyle Walton - Nov 28, 2009 10:56 am - Hasn't voted

I would love to except...

Somehow I don't have any desire to revisit Pakistan under current conditions. With all the car bombings and other acts of terrorism I'm happy to remain on Summitpost and enjoy your pictures.

Karrar Haidri

Karrar Haidri - Nov 28, 2009 12:58 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: I would love to except...

Thanks for sharing your views.
Being a responsible member of this sensitive industry, I should say that the unrest is limited to areas.People who have been to Pakistan say it is safe to travel to major tourist attractions specially Gilgit Baltistan.
Greetings from Pakistan

EricChu

EricChu - Nov 28, 2009 6:53 pm - Voted 10/10

Just beautiful!

I love this photo of yours and the sheer beauty it exuberates! Really a masterpiece!

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