Sirbal Peak

Sirbal Peak is a mountain with a peak elevation[1] of 5,235 metres (17,175 ft), in Ganderbal district of Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, in the vicinity of Sonamarg. Sirbal Peak is part of the Himalaya Range, and is located between Sonamarg and Baltal. It lies 102 km northeast from Srinagar, 5 km from Sonamarg in the east. Sirbal Peak lies 6 km west of Zojila. It rises from a glacier 5 km ahead from Sonamarg on left side of NH 1D. The melt waters from the glacier add to the flow of Nallah Sindh.[2]

Sirbal Peak is visible from Sonamarg head towards north and from Nichinai pass towards east.

Sirbal Peak
Sirbal Peak is located in Jammu and Kashmir
Sirbal Peak
Sirbal Peak
Highest point
Elevation5,237 m (17,182 ft)
Coordinates34°18′55″N 75°23′44″E / 34.31528°N 75.39556°ECoordinates: 34°18′55″N 75°23′44″E / 34.31528°N 75.39556°E
Geography
LocationKashmir Valley, India
Parent rangeHimalayas
Climbing
First ascentNever been climbed
Easiest routeKokarun Nar South face

Climbing history and routes

Sirbal Peak is among the peaks which stands unclimbed. It was first surveyed by a British medical team headed by Dr Ernest Neve in 1912, who surveyed most of the peaks of this Himalayan range [3] A Scottish Colonel N. N. L. Watts made an attempt in the second week of June 1933.[4] He had attained more than 15000 feet, but he was caught in the bad weather and had to descend to the base camp Baltal along with his partner a local man hailing from Sopore.

The easiest route to climb Sirbal Peak is from the south face which is accessible from Srinagar by road NH 1D via Kokorun nar 5 km assend gorge track towards north leads to the glacier of the peak.[5]

References

  1. ^ "SONAMARG AS A CLIMBING CENTRE. : Himalayan Journal vol.02/7". www.himalayanclub.org. Retrieved 28 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Geography of Kashmir". kousa.org. Retrieved 1 May 2012.
  3. ^ "Sirbal Peaks serveyed" (PDF). Alpine Journal. Retrieved 1 May 2012.
  4. ^ "MOUNTAINEERING IN THE KASHMIR HIMALAYA : Himalayan Journal vol.06/11". www.himalayanclub.org. Retrieved 28 January 2019.
  5. ^ "The charm of Kashmir". archive.org. Retrieved 1 May 2012.
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Kashmir Valley

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List of mountains by elevation

This is an incomplete list of mountains on Earth, arranged by elevation in metres above sea level.

For a complete list of mountains over 7200 m high, with at least 500 m of prominence, see List of highest mountains. See also a list of mountains ranked by prominence.

Sonamarg

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Uri, Jammu and Kashmir

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