Taleghan Peak (Sefid Kootool) & Siah Darreh

June 18, 2009
(R) Sefid Kootool (aka Taleghan Peak) 4089 m & (L) Siah Darreh 4022 m
Looking west from the summit of Sefid Ab

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kamran

kamran - Jul 24, 2009 12:26 am - Voted 10/10

Beautiful

4089m Doesn't seem kootool!
Beautiful photos. Thanks.

nader

nader - Jul 24, 2009 9:52 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Beautiful

Sure does not,

On some maps this peak is called Sefid Ghotoor but the local guy called it Sefid Kootool. I found the word "Kootool" more appealling than "Ghotoor". Ironically Kootool and Ghotoor have almost opposite meanings.

nomad

nomad - Dec 2, 2009 9:22 am - Voted 10/10

Confusion

Dozens of times going to Taleghan valley, I never got good answers from them for the peak names, even the locals who climbed them.

nader

nader - Dec 2, 2009 1:23 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Confusion

I too had a hard time giving names to these peaks. Some of the maps that I have seen give the name Taleghan or Sefid Ghotoor (the local guy called it Sefid Kootool) to Peak 4089 m.

Except for the 1:50 000 map, most other maps completely ignore peaks 4065 m, 4042 m and 4022 m. One map called Peak 4065 m "Khashe Chal" but that is the name given to the peak that rises above Evan Lake.

The names Saal Barf, Siah Darreh and Sefid Ab appear on the 1:50 000 map not as names for peaks but written somewhere over the slopes of Peaks 4065 m, 4042m & 4022 m. So I decided to use those names.

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