PASSU PEAK (7,478 M) EXPEDITION


Elevation: 7,478 m
Prominence: 647 m
First ascent: August 7, 1994
Mountain Range: Batura Muztagh
First Ascenders: Ralf Lehmann, Max Wallner, Volker Wurnig, Dirk 

Passu peak is situated at the extreme west of Batura Muztagh in upper Hunza beyond Passu village. At a distance of about one hundred kilometers from Chinese border and 150 kilometers from Gilgit, it is clearly visible on the Karakoram Highway. It was first climbed in 1978 by joint Pakistan Japanese expedition and one of their members Mr. Toshio Takahashi lost his life by felling into a crevasse on the lower glacier at c5800M. Passu, a long but gently angled climb from the Passu Glacier to the east has so far have a number of ascents. The surrounding peaks are Batura-I 7885m, Shishper 7619m, Balter Peak 7400m and Kampir Deyor Peak 7611m.

Itinerary:

Days

Areas

Overnight

01 Islamabad/Briefing. Hotel
02 Islamabad-Chilas. Hotel
03 Chilas-Passu. Hotel
04 Trek to Base Camp. Camp
05-25 Climbing. Camp
26 Camp-Passu. Hotel
27 Passu-Karimabad. Hotel
28 Karimabad-Besham. Hotel
29 Besham-Islamabad. Hotel
30 Debriefing. Hotel
31 Departure. - - -
Passu Peak 7,478 M
Passu Peak 7,478 M
Passu Peak 7,478 M

 


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