(Last Updated on : 28-10-2014)
Ghent Kangri is a part of the Saltoro Mountains
which is a sub range of the Karakoram Range
located in the Ladakh
district of Jammu and Kashmir
. Ghent Kangri is also known as Mount Ghent or Ghaint I. It is the sixty-ninth highest mountain in the world. The parent mountain of Ghent Kangri is Saltoro Kangri
. It ranks 69th in the list of highest mountain peaks
of the world.
Location of Ghent Kangri Mountain
It is located in the north end of Saltoro Mountains. Ghent Kangri is nestled at a height of 7,401 metres (24,281 feet) above mean sea level. It is situated west of the Siachen Glacier in an area under Indian control since 1984. The geographic coordinates of the mountain are 35A°31'03 North 76A°48'01 East. The mountain prominence (it is a measure of vertical separation between mountains) of Ghent Kangri is 1,493 meters (4,898 feet).
Climbing History of Ghent Kangri Mountain
The mountain was first scaled in the year 1961 by Wolfgang Axt. He was a member of an Austrian expedition led by Erich Waschak. As per Himalayan
Index, there have been three subsequent ascents of Ghent Kangri Mountain, in 1977, 1980, and 1984.
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