Rakaposhi

Elevation (feet): 25,550
Elevation (meters): 7,788
Continent: Asia
Country: Pakistan
Range/Region: Karakoram
Latitude: 36.142311
Longitude: 74.489965
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

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.

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 5 trip reports for Rakaposhi.

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  • Log #6495 - by Umer Shafqat on Oct 02, 2003
    If 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, 2003
    Rakaposhi is "TAJ MEHAL of Snow." Once if you see it, You want to see it again.
  • Log #6497 - by Tor Haugerud on June 28, 2003
    Due 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, 1999
    TRIED 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, 1999
    One of the most beautiful mountains in the world. My aim to summit it by 2006.