Buni Zom: The Most Prominent Mountain of Chitral, Pakistan

Buni Zom: The Most Prominent Mountain of Chitral, Pakistan

The Buni Zom group is a notable mountain area of Chitral region, in the Hindu Raj range of Pakistan. This mountain area (main) is the largest peak of the group with an elevation of 6,542 meters (21,463 ft). It is situated about 50 kilometers (30 mi) northeast of the town of Chitral, and about 50 kilometers (30 mi) east of Tirich Mir (7,708 m), the highest peak in the Hindu Kush.

In the year of 1957, the New Zealanders W.K.A. Berry and C.H. Tyndale-Biscoe accomplished the first ascent of the Main Peak of Buni Zom from the steep razorlike north ridge. The second ascent was in the year of 1975 by Japanese Masao Okabe, Hideo Sato and Shigeru Tabe and third ascent was in the year oof 1979 by Americans Joe Reinhard and Richard J. Isherwood both from south face.

The Buni Zom group has several other peaks, some of which have been climbed. There are 12 peaks over 6,000 meters (19,700 feet) in the Buni Zom group which are unclimbed Himalayan Index.




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