Photo by Azim Gheichisaz, uploaded by Azim
|Range/Region:||Central Asia Ranges|
|Difficulty:||Major Mountain Expedition|
|Best months for climbing:||Jul, Aug|
|Year first climbed:||1975|
|First successful climber(s):||F. Pressl, G. Ammerer|
|Nearest major airport:||Islamabad|
Thanks to David Metzler for adding this peak.
Chogolisa is a high snow peak with a distinctive long, almost level summit ridge, located about 15km southwest of the Gasherbrum group, near the head of the Baltoro Glacier. The Southwest summit is higher; the slightly lower Northeast summit (7554m) was named Bride Peak by Martin Conway in 1892, and was climbed in 1958 by the Japanese team of
M. Fujihara and K. Hirai. Famed Austrian mountaineer Hermann Buhl died here in a cornice collapse in 1957.
Thanks to David Metzler for this description.