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Rakaposhi is a peak in the Karakoram region of the Himalayas in Pakistan. Rakaposhi rises to 7,788 metres (25,550 ft.) and is located at 36° 10′ N, 74° 30′ E. Rakaposh means "shining wall" in the local language. Rakaposhi is also known as Rakaposhi Peak, Rakapushi and Dumani ("Mother of Mist").

Rakaposhi was first climbed in 1958 by Mike Banks and Tom Patey of a Britain-Pakistan expedition. Both of them suffered severe frostbite during the ascent. Another climber slipped and fell on the descent and died during the night.

Table of contents
1 Time line
2 Climbing routes
3 Reference
4 External link

Time line

Climbing routes

Rakaposhi is climbable from all sides but the three main climbing routes:


External link