Sunset Peak
Sunset Peak is located in Jammu and Kashmir
Sunset Peak
Sunset Peak
Location in Jammu and Kashmir
Sunset Peak is located in India
Sunset Peak
Sunset Peak
Sunset Peak (India)
Highest point
Elevation4,745 m (15,568 ft)[1]
Prominence1,942 m (6,371 ft)[1]
ListingUltra
Coordinates33°40′48″N 74°32′27″E / 33.68000°N 74.54083°E / 33.68000; 74.54083Coordinates: 33°40′48″N 74°32′27″E / 33.68000°N 74.54083°E / 33.68000; 74.54083[1]
Geography
LocationPoonch and Shopian districts, Jammu and Kashmir, India
Parent rangePirpanjal Range, Himalayas
Climbing
First ascent1901 by Dr Arthur Neve, Dr Ernest Neve (Brothers), United Kingdom
Easiest routeNorth Ridge: glacier/snow/ice climb

Sunset Peak, also known as Romesh Thong,[2] is a mountain massif with a peak elevation[3] of 4,745 metres (15,568 ft), located on the border of the Poonch and Shopian districts of Jammu and Kashmir. It is the highest peak of this massif, the other peak being Tatakooti Peak at 4,725 m (15,502 ft). Sunset Peak, as the name suggests, lies to the west of the Kashmir valley. It is located 40 km west of Shopian town and 105 km southwest of Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir.

Mountaineering

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 Dr Arthur Neve and Dr Ernest Neve, the British brothers who took the route via Yusmarg Konsar Nag and climbed the summit through north face.[5]

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

References

  1. ^ a b c "The Karakoram, Pakistan Himalaya and India Himalaya". peaklist.org. Retrieved 15 June 2012.
  2. ^ "Srinagar and its Environs". koausa.org. Retrieved 12 June 2012.
  3. ^ "Kashmir Information". kashmirinformation.com. Retrieved 12 June 2012.
  4. ^ "Henry Haversham Godwin-Austen (1834-1923) The Baltoro Glacier Karakoram". christies.com. Retrieved 12 June 2012.
  5. ^ "Memories of early Kashmir climbing". himalayanclub.com. Retrieved 12 June 2012.