Tatakooti Peak

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Tatakooti Peak
Tatakuti
Tatakooti Peak is located in Jammu and Kashmir
Tatakooti Peak
Tatakooti Peak
Location in Jammu and Kashmir
Tatakooti Peak is located in India
Tatakooti Peak
Tatakooti Peak
Tatakooti Peak (India)
Highest point
Elevation4,725 m (15,502 ft)
Coordinates33°42′15.4″N 74°31′0.24″E / 33.704278°N 74.5167333°E / 33.704278; 74.5167333Coordinates: 33°42′15.4″N 74°31′0.24″E / 33.704278°N 74.5167333°E / 33.704278; 74.5167333
Geography
LocationPoonch district, Jammu and Kashmir, India
Parent rangePirpanjal Range, Himalayas
Climbing
First ascent1888 Aurel Stein (1901 by C.E. Barton, Dr Ernest Neve)
Easiest routeNorth Ridge: glacier/snow/ice climb

Tatakooti Peak or Tatakuti[1] is a mountain with a peak elevation[2] of 4,725 metres (15,502 ft),[3] in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir. The highest peak of this massif is Sunset Peak at 15,568 ft (4,745 metres). Tatakooti along with Sunset Peak lies in the west of The Vale of Kashmir. It is located 40 km west of Shopian town, 105 km southwest of Srinagar, the capital of Jammu and Kashmir.

Mountaineering[edit]

Early exploration of the Pirpanjal Range was carried by Thomas Montgomerie and Godwin Austen in 1856.[4] The first ascent of the summit was made in 1901 by C. E. Barton and Dr Ernest Neve, British mountaineers.[5] They took the route via Yusmarg Konsar Nag and climbed the summit via the north face.

The massif is accessed by road, 105 km (65 mi) from Srinagar. The Mughal Road passes through the base of this mountain which lies on the right side of the road.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Srinagar and its Environs - Mountain Climbs". Kashmiri Overseas Association. Retrieved 18 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Kashmir Information". Retrieved 13 June 2012.
  3. ^ "Unseen Kashmir". ckashmir.com. Archived from the original on 15 April 2012. Retrieved 13 June 2012.
  4. ^ "Henry Haversham Godwin-Austen (1834-1923) The Baltoro Glacier Karakoram". christies.com. Retrieved 13 June 2012.
  5. ^ "Memories of early Kashmir climbing". himalayanclub.com. Retrieved 13 June 2012.