Karakoram Range

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Ka·ra·ko·ram Range

also Ka·ra·ko·rum Range  (kăr′ə-kôr′əm, kär′-)
A mountain system of northern Pakistan and India and southwest China. An extension of the Hindu Kush, it rises to 8,611 m (28,251 ft) at K2, the second-highest mountain in the world.
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Noun1.Karakoram Range - a mountain range in northern Kashmir; an extension of the Hindu Kush; contains the 2nd highest peak
Jammu and Kashmir, Kashmir, Cashmere - an area in southwestern Asia whose sovereignty is disputed between Pakistan and India
Gasherbrum - a mountain in northern Kashmir (26,470 feet high)
Dapsang, Godwin Austen, K2, Mount Godwin Austen - a mountain peak in the Karakoram Range in northern Kashmir; the 2nd highest peak in the world (28,250 feet high)
Rakaposhi - a mountain peak in the Karakoram Range in northern Kashmir (25,560 feet high)
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In northern Skardu, the gateway town to Karakoram Range, the army personnel have shifted 74 families of village Nar Goru to safer places.
It is located in the eastern Karakoram range in the Himalayan mountains on line of control (LoC) between India and Pakistan, Pakistani army too occupies part of the glacier.
During a visit to the Karakoram range in Pakistan last year, he was horrified when a group of 11 Western mountaineers and their porters were brutally murdered in a terrorist attack at their base camp just a few hours' trek away.
The chief of the Alpine Club of Pakistan that coordinated the expedition told that four Spanish climbers went missing on Sunday returning from 8, 068-metre (26,469-foot) Gasherbrum-I peak in the Karakoram Range.
THE centuries- old campsite of Daulat Beg Oldi ( DBO) is the easternmost depressed extremity of the mighty Karakoram Range and is about 17 km southeast of the Karakoram Pass which was once used by trading caravans between Yarkand in Ladakh and Xinjiang in China.
The DBO is located at the easternmost point of the Karakoram range and lies at the base of the strategically significant Karakoram pass.
The Siachen Glacier in the Karakoram range of the Himalayas is the world's highest and coldest battlefield, with both Indian and Pakistani soldiers stationed there.
Work from a team in France confirms a slight mass gain overall in the Karakoram range, which extends for about 500 kilometers.
The world's second highest peak, K2, is in the Karakoram Range as are other 7,000 to 8,000 meter mountains.
Both India and Pakistan have bases near the glacier, some 20,000ft above sea level, in the heart of the Himalayan eastern Karakoram range.
It is the highest paved international road in the world across the Karakoram range of mountains going through the Khunjerab Pass at an altitude of 15,397 feet; it is also the highest paved International Border Crossing.
A Pakistani sherpa is also believed to have died last Friday while another Serbian was killed in a fall ascending the peak - real name Chogori - in the Karakoram range on the Pakistan-China border.