Hispar


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Hispar

 

a dendritic valley glacier in the Karakoram, in India. The glacier is 53 km long and covers an area of 620 sq km. Its accumulation area is in the Hispar and Rakaposhi ranges, and the meltwater flows into the Hunza River in the Indus River basin. The firn line is at an elevation of approximately 5,000 m, but in the west the glacier tongue descends to an elevation of 3,000 m.

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Besides these there are many peaks and glaciers like Gasherbrum, Masherbrum, Biafo and Hispar are attracting thousands of climbers and expedition groups every year.
Other important glaciers in the valley include Godwin Austin, Bilafond, Virjerb, Biafo, Godogoro, Biarchedi Chogolisa, Kaberi, Hispar, Vigne, Yazgil, Khuany, Nubra, Rakaposhi, Chong Kumdan, Saltoro and Gasherbrum.
These have included first ascents of Leyla Peak (6300m) and Nemeka (6400m) in Hushe, a second ascent of Lobsang 2 on the Baltoro and various 6000m peaks on the Hispar glacier.