March 19, 2019 at 5:43 pm
HinduKush mountain system is one of the high profile mountain ranges of the world and has attracted thousands of climbers from around the world since 1893 as a result of the arrival of Cockerill of British Indian Forces into Chitral from Gilgit to explore the passes that could provide easy access to Russian troops if they chose to enter the interior of this range, targeting Chitral posing threat for British India. From that time to date it has been a prominent destination along with other mountain chains that spread out in different directions from the roof of the world- the Pamir knot.
The eastern section of HinduKush which entirely lies within Chitral, contains 52 peaks which are above 7000m and some of them are still unclimbed while majority of >6000m peaks are unclimbed or even unattempted to date. These are in hundreds and have covered more than 90 % area of Chitral. All the >7000m peaks are situated within the boundary of Chitral of KP and present a fatastic fascination for lovers of adventure tourism. All these high peaks have one main access i.e Terich valley drained by the river that emanates from the glaciers of the high section of peaks. All the side valley flow into the Terich river flowing down through the valley to join another river system from Torkho valleys. Since most of these high peaks are hidden in the forest of mountains , therefore , some pictures of the highest peaks of the mountains of Chitral are given here which were shot by para gliders and here are some for mountain lovers as part of promotion of Adventure Tourism in KP. The following is a pic of Terich Mir and all the smaller peaks around it .The main one was summitted in 1950 by a Norwegian team but the rest are yet unclimbed and you may select any one of this conglomeration for climbing and may seek info from the writer. The picture given here was taken from the east of Terich Mir – a point known as Zani Pass (3884m) in upper Chitral; and it is #17 in my album of Hindu Kush peaks library collection.
Prof. Rahmat Karim Baig