Rush Lake

Rush Lake is a high altitude lake , 4,694 meters high from sea level. It is one of the highest alpine lakes in the world. It is located Is Nagar valley, Gigit Baltistan, Pakistan and in front of Malubitang group 7,458 m (24,469 ft).

Malubiting lies in the heart of the Rakaposhi-Haramosh Mountains, which rise above the north bank of the Indus River between its tributaries the Hunza River and the Shigar River. Malubiting lies about 40 km east-southeast of Rakaposhi, and about 50 km east of Gilgit, the most important town in the region. Malubiting rises steeply over the Phuparash River to the southwest, while on the east the large Chogo Lungma Glacier starts on its slopes.

Malubiting was unsuccessfully attempted in 1955, 1959, 1968, 1969 and 1970 and 1971 before the first ascent in 1971. In that year an Austrian team led by Horst Schindlbacher reached the summit via the Northeast Ridge, ascending the North Peak and skirting the Central Peak on the way.


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TyeDyeTwins - May 9, 2010 1:05 am - Voted 10/10

We have........

We have a Rush lake here in Utah that I used to windsurf on and it is not nearly as beautiful as the one you captured here. These days Rush Lake is no more thanks to fancy homes and the dreams of developers.......I can only pray that this NEVER happens to this beautiful place. Happy Trails out there.


Nadeemkhawar - May 9, 2010 11:49 pm - Voted 10/10


lake and nice place, love it.


46and2 - May 12, 2010 9:53 pm - Voted 10/10


This is fantastic.


Scott - May 12, 2010 11:07 pm - Voted 10/10

Nice photo

...and excellent caption too.

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