Diran is located in the Rakaposhi-Haramosh Range in the western Karakoram in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. This 7,266-metre (23,839 ft) pyramid shaped mountain was first climbed by Austrians Rainer Goschl, Rudolf Pischinger and Hanns Schell in 1968 by the North Face route.
I will give you a more detailed description... but for now:
We will hopefully fly from Islamabad to Gilgit as soon as possible, but in case of bad weather, we will hit the road and be prepared for 12-24 hours by buss at the Karakoram High Way. From Gilgit we hope to get a Jeep an set off into the Hunza Valley and get off at the Minapin.
Minapin village is the start of the trek to Diran Base Camp.
North route: One day from Minapin village to Tagphari. Day two, cross the Minapin Glacier and walk up to Diran Base Camp. Establish Advance Base Camp at 4000m on the glacier below the North Face.
South route: Two hours from Chirah to a grassy camp site at Biyabari. Day two, follow the eastern side of the Hinarche Glacier to Hinarche Harai, a camp site below the southwest side of the mountain.
From the glacier we will climb the North Face, picking a route between crevasses and seracs which will vary from year to year. Deep snow could be encountered and the slope is prone to avalanches. We will join the West Ridge at 6300m and climb this to the top, which is a large plateau.
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We dedicate this climb to raise money to rebuild Nepal.
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