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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She is the first Pakistani female Cyclist who has cycled on glaciers in Karakoram Range and now would be scaling the highest peak Kilimanjaro in Africa.
She is the first Pakistani female cyclist, who has cycled on glaciers in Karakoram Range.
Combined with the South Asian monsoon, this large-scale circulation system counteracts the summer warming of the rest of the Himalayas, causing the Karakoram range to cool while other areas get hotter.
While most glaciers are retreating as a result of global warming, the glaciers of the Karakoram range in South Asia are stable or even growing," said study co-author Hayley Fowler, Professor at Newcastle University in Britain.
According to the Karakoram anomaly, though glaciers all over the world are melting, they are increasing in the Karakoram range.
The Bagrot Valley (our study area) is in the southern part of the Karakoram Range, surrounded by the famous peaks of Rakaposhi (7,788 m) and Diran (7,266 m) in the north, while the Dubani (6,120 m) lies to the east.
The Karakoram Range are geologically young and fragile and are vulnerable to even insignificant changes in the climatic system.
In northern Skardu, the gateway town to Karakoram Range, the army personnel have shifted 74 families of village Nar Goru to safer places.
Significantly, glaciers in the Karakoram Range, located on the northwestern end of the Hindu Kush Himalayan range, are not retreating.
The Karakoram range contains the greatest concentration in the world of peaks at least 8,000 meters high.
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.
The Karakoram Range represents a great mountain system with the highest concentration of peaks over 8000 m in height and one of the most heavily glaciated parts of the Earth.