Masherbrum Mountains

Masherbrum Mountains

Masherbrum Mountains

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Description:
The Masherbrum Mountains are a subrange of the Karakoram mountain range, in Baltistan region of the Gilgit-Baltistan province in northern Pakistan.

Geography

The Masherbrum Mountains are located on the south side of the Baltoro Glacier. The southern side of the range, in the Indus River basin, is drained by the Hushe River.

While not as famous as the Baltoro Muztagh mountains, which lies across the Baltoro Glacier, the Masherbrum Mountains contain some of the highest peaks in the world (highest ). They attract climbers from around the planet.

Selected peaks of the Masherbrum Mountains

The following is a table of the peaks in the Masherbrum Mountains which are over in elevation and have over of topographic prominence.(This is a common criterion for peaks of this stature to be independent.)<br clear=all/>

Other peaks

Other notable peaks include the following ones in the Hushe Valley region:
  • K7, 6,934 m
  • Kapura, 6,544 m
  • Drifika, 6,447 m


See also



Sources

  • Jerzy Wala, Orographical Sketch Map of the Karakoram, Swiss Foundation for Alpine Research, Zurich, 1990.
  • Andy Fanshawe and Stephen Venables, Himalaya Alpine-Style, Hodder and Stoughton, 1995.







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