- Rush Peak
Name = Rush Peak
Elevation = 5,098 metres (16,726 feet)
Coordinates = coord|36|10|14.30|N|74|53|23.10|E|type:mountain [http://bbs.keyhole.com/ubb/showthreaded.php/Cat/0/Number/420123/an/0/page/0#420123]
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Rush Peak is a mountain in the
Karakorammountain range of Central Asia. It is located in the Gilgit Districtof the Northern Areasof Pakistan. While not a high peak by local standards, it is noteworthy as a remote trekking destination. It can be reached via Nagar Valleyand Hoper Village. The peak can be accessed via Hoper Glacier(Bualtar Glacier) and Barpu Glacier. The peak is relatively easy to climb in the summer months and ascents have been made by amateur climbers without proper mountaineering gear. In winter, access to the mountain is made difficult by heavy snows. The top of the peak provides stunning views of Miar Peak(6,824 m), Miar Glacierand Phuparash Peak(6,574 m). On a clear day, one can look east and see some of the world's highest mountains, including K2and Broad Peak. At the mountain's base lies one of the world's highest alpine lakes, Rush Lake(4,694m).
List of mountains in Pakistan
* [http://bbs.keyhole.com/ubb/showthreaded.php/Cat/0/Number/420123/an/0/page/0#420123 Northern Pakistan detailed placemarks in Google Earth]
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