Summit Masherbrum

Masherbrum, formerly known as K1, is located in the Ghanche District, Gilgit Baltistan of Pakistan. At 7,821 metres (25,659 ft) it is the 22nd highest mountain in the world and the 9th highest in Pakistan. It was the first mapped peak in the Karakoram mountain range, hence the designation ""K1"". Although ""brum"" means mountain in Balti, the origin of ""masher"" is less clear. Some have suggested that it derives from ""Mashedar"", meaning a muzzle-loader, due to the characteristic curvature of its summit as viewed from Baltoro Glacier. In Persian, ""masheh"" means both matchlock and trigger, and ""dar"" is a suffix meaning ""having"". Others have noted that ""Masha"" means lady, and ""Masherbrum"" is the ""Queen of Peaks"". Still others have noted that ""Masher"" means ""no sunlight"", in reference to the year-round snow cover at the summit.(Wikipedia)

  • Features
  • Height: 7821 Meters
  • Prominence: 2457 Meters
  • Range: Masherbrum Karakoram
  • Country: Pakistan
  • Continent: Asia