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Diran P8050944.jpg
Diran Peak from Rakaposhi Base Camp
Highest point
Elevation 7,266 m (23,839 ft) [1]
Ranked 93rd
Prominence 1,325 m (4,347 ft) [1]
Coordinates 36°07′N 74°40′E / 36.117°N 74.667°E / 36.117; 74.667Coordinates: 36°07′N 74°40′E / 36.117°N 74.667°E / 36.117; 74.667[1]
Diran is located in Pakistan
Location in Pakistan
Location Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Parent range Karakoram
First ascent 1968 by Rainer Goschl, Rudolph Pischinger and Hanns Schell
Easiest route rock/snow/ice climb

Diran(Urdu: دیرن‎)is a mountain in the Karakoram range in Nagar Valley, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. This 7,266-metre (23,839 ft) pyramid shaped mountain lies to the east of Rakaposhi (7,788m).

Diran is a dangerous mountain also called the third killer mountain in Pakistan as its snow faces are often laden with avalanche prone snow slopes and so far causing many events resulting in dozens of deaths.

Diran was first climbed in 1968 by three Austrians: Rainer Goeschl, Rudolph Pischinger and Hanns Schell. Earlier attempts by a German expedition in 1959 and an Austrian expedition in 1964 were unsuccessful.[2][3]

Reflection of Diran (left, 7,266m) and Rakaposhi (right, 7,788m, peak not visible) from Tagafari base camp.

See also


  1. ^ a b c "Diran". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2 October 2011.
  2. ^ "The Mountains of Pakistan: Diran Peak". EverestNews.com. Retrieved 2 October 2011.
  3. ^ http://publications.americanalpineclub.org/articles/12196547601/Asia-Pakistan-Minapin-or-Diran

External links

  • EverestNews.com Diran Page
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