SUMMIT GASHERBRUM III

Gasherbrum III , surveyed as K3a, is a summit in the Gasherbrum massif of the Baltoro Muztagh, a subrange of the Karakoram on the border between Xinjiang, China and Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. It is situated between Gasherbrum II and IV. Gasherbrum III fails to meet a 500-metre topographic prominence cutoff to be an independent mountain; hence it can be considered a subpeak of Gasherbrum II. Gasherbrum III was one of the highest unclimbed summits in the world up to its first ascent in 1975, by Wanda Rutkiewicz, Alison Chadwick-Onyszkiewicz, Janusz Onyszkiewicz and Krzysztof Zdzitowiecki, members of a Polish expedition.

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  • FEATURES
  • Height: 7,946 meters (26,070 feet)
  • Prominence: 355 meters (1,165 feet)
  • Range: Baltoro┬áKarakoram
  • Country: Pakistan , China
  • Continent: Asia

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