The Masherbrum Mountains
are a subrange of the Karakoram range
. They are located on the south side of the Baltoro Glacier
, in Baltistan
, part of the Northern Areas
. The southern side of the range is drained by the Hushe River
. While not as famous as the Baltoro Muztagh
, which lies across the Baltoro Glacier, the Masherbrum Mountains contain some of the highest peaks in the world, and 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.)
||Ascents (attempts) |
|Baltistan Peak (K6)
Other notable peaks include the following ones in the Hushe Valley region:
- K7, 6,934 m
- Kapura, 6,544 m
- Drifika, 6,447 m
- 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.