Saturday, September 13, 2008

Teram Kangri

The Teram Kangri group is a mountain massif in the remote Siachen Muztagh, a subrange of the Karakoram . The high point of the group, and of the Siachen Muztagh, is Teram Kangri I. The peak lies in the disputed region near the line of control between India and Pakistan. The territory is also claimed by .

Teram Kangri I was first climbed on August 10 1975 by a Japanese expedition led by H. Katayama, which obtained a permit from the Govt. of Pakistan and made the long approach via the Bilafond La. They climbed the SW ridge of Teram Kangri II and then took the East ridge to the top. Teram Kangri II was climbed on August 12 and 13 by six Japanese climbers.This was yet another of Pakistan's forward moves in Siachen oropolitics.

Teram Kangri II was climbed by an Indian Army expedition led by Colonel N. Kumar in 1978 in the first counter-move by India to Pakistan's 'oropolitical' assertion of claim to the Siachen Glacier.Teram Kangri I has been climbed once since, in 1992. The expedition approached through Indian territory.


* Jerzy Wala, ''Orographical Sketch Map of the Karakoram'', Swiss Foundation for Alpine Research, Zurich, 1990.
* Jill Neate, ''High Asia: an illustrated history of the 7,000 metre peaks'', The Mountaineers, 1989.

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