Chogolisa

Photo of Chogolisa

Photo by Jan van der Meer

Details

Elevation (feet): 25,147
Elevation (meters): 7,665
Continent: Asia
Country: Pakistan
Range/Region: Karakoram
Latitude: 35.613279
Longitude: 76.574364
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
Convenient Center: Askole

Thanks to David Metzler for adding this peak.

Description

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.