Rakaposhi is the name of a high Karakoram mountain massif and the huge pyramid peak which tops this massif. The mountain dominates the Hunza Valley west of K2, its steep ice-covered peak towering above barren cliffs and terraces. Rakaposhi's climate is generally more favorable than that of the Himalayas, as it is located far enough west to be only minimally affected by the monsoon in July and August. In fact, long periods of exceptional weather are not uncommon throughout the summer.
|Difficulty:||Major Mountain Expedition|
|Best months for climbing:||Jul, Aug, Sep|
|Year first climbed:||1958|
|First successful climber(s):||Mike Banks, Tom Patey|
|Nearest major airport:||Rawalpindi, Pakistan|
|Convenient Center:||Gilgit, Pakistan|
There are 5 trip reports for Rakaposhi.
- Log #6495 - by Umer Shafqat on Oct 02, 2003If I could describe in words, how it feels to be infront of Rakaposhi, I won't have gone there at all and would just have read some summit log here. All I can say is, it was an honour to be there....
- Log #6496 - by Faisal Mahmood on July 10, 2003Rakaposhi is "TAJ MEHAL of Snow." Once if you see it, You want to see it again.
- Log #6497 - by Tor Haugerud on June 28, 2003Due to work, I visited Gilgit and Hunza 12-14 times in a 8 years periode. And every time I went to see Rakaposhi, the Queen of the montains. It is so beautifull and peacefull. But I'm sure it can be...
- Log #6498 - by
MANSOOR KHAN on Oct 16, 1999TRIED IT ONCE BUT FAILED DUE TO BLINDING MIST. I WILL TRY IT AGAIN IF GOT A CHANCE.
- Log #6499 - by Moneeb Ehtesham on Oct 08, 1999One of the most beautiful mountains in the world. My aim to summit it by 2006.