Noshaq

Elevation (feet): 24,581
Elevation (meters): 7,492
Continent: Asia
Country: Afghanistan
Range/Region: Hindu Kush
Latitude: 36.4333
Longitude: 71.9
Difficulty: Major Mountain Expedition
Best months for climbing: Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Year first climbed: 1960
First successful climber(s): Toshiaki Sakai, Goro Iwatsubo, (Japanese expedition)
Nearest major airport: Peshawar, Pakistan
Convenient Center: Chitral, Pakistan

Noshaq is the highest mountain in Afghanistan, and the second highest mountain in the Hindu Kush. It rises just north of the Pakistan border, and just north of the the highest mountain in the range, Tirich Mir (25,282 ft.). Noshaq's summit crest supports several high peaks. Its ascent is straightforward, and its numerous successful ascents include the first winter ascent of a high Asian mountain, achieved by a Polish expedition in February 1973.