This is an advanced peak climbing expedition that requires a guide at all times, in accordance with current mountaineering and expedition industry standards.
The peak is called Minapin as well as Diran. It is situated in Rakaposhi and Haramosh mountain region near the Minapin, Hinarchi and Baultar glaciers and is easily accessible because of the Karakoram Highway. There is confusion about its height but now all agree that it is 7,272m. It is one of the most fascinating peaks that dominates the Gilgit valley and adds special colour to its otherwise rugged beauty.
A three-member Austrian expedition, which included Rainer Goschl, Rudolph Pischinger and Hanns Schell, decided to try its luck on Diran in 1968 after being refused permission to climb Kampire Dior peak. It set up camp 1 at 4,800m. Big crevasses, inclement weather and deep snow is recorded between camps I and II. It was from camp Ill that the party was able to reach the peak which it termed as a “big summit plateau”. The 1958-British expedition to Diran peak failed to climb it from north-west face because its leader, E.G.C. Warr and a member, F.C. Hoyte, were struck by storm and disappeared when only 300 feet from the summit. In 1959, a German Karakoram expedition, under the leadership of Hans Jochen Schneider, wanted to carry out a geological and geophysical survey in Batura glacier area. It was refused permission. Consequently, it turned its attention to Rakaposhi area. On the 9th June, one member, Erwin Stocker, and one porter reached an 18,000-foot-col situated to the north of Diran. Subsequently, the party could reach a place which was less than one thousand feet short of north-west face of the summit. In 1964, an Austrian expedition from Salzburg attempted to climb the peak from the north-west face but was unsuccessful because of bad weather and danger of avalanches. The party had only three climbers. In 1965, a Japanese expedition of Kyoto Mountaineering Federation attempted to climb the peak. Earlier, in 1963 two of its members had reconnoitered the peak. The party was only 250ft from the summit on north-west face when it had to abandon the climb because of ‘strong winds and whirring snow.
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Adventure Guides Pakistan (The Worldwide Friends Club) Owner Profile! Mr Sultan karim! The owner of (AGP)Adventure Guides Pakistan, his birth place is Hunza valley on June 30/1972 Married having wonderful kids. He belongs from Aliabad on local Administration town of central Hunza, and Headquarter to the rest valleys of Hunza. Mr Sultan karim, grown-up in a village life style, his basic education head from a very rich cultural community based school in Aliabad Hunza, High school from Lahore and from Govt Islima civil lines collage. During his studies he was keen interested in Tourism to become a professional, because he is a nature lover. He start his carrier by joining Sitara travels tours company for jeep safaris groups, later he join the first Pakistani climber of K2 Mr Ashraf Aman. It was the best opportunity to work & learn Tourism with famous Climbers Like Hans kamlander , Radek Joros, (Kurd Demberger ) was first to climb this mighty peak in 1954 under the leadership of Prof Ardito Desio from the Abruzi route. Such of great personality transfer him the technical experiences & clues how to handle Tourism & its clients. The companies send him clients is a large list like Europeans/ Americans/ British /Chinese /Japanese/ Czech/Polish/Russians/ and more etc. Who was on different Itineraries like expeditions/Trekking/Ski expeditions/4x4 jeep safaris to high mountains passes/ Cultural tours/Cycle tours. Almost he spend 12-years with first Pakistani climber in 2001 he handle 19- large different groups to this beautiful landscape Gilgit-Baltistan. Soon after in 2005 Kashmir Earth quack it was the second time to Learn Disaster management under the Umbrella of (UN) Unops/IOM/OIM in Kashmir during the Earth Quack he work in most remote Areas like Muzafarabad/ Kohistan/ Alayvalley / Mansera/ Abbott abad etc. Mir Sultan karim Reform and established his own government approval Tour company (AGP) Adventure Guides Pakistan (The worldwide friends club) in 2006. Today the company is operating its own groups to this land with quality services, & we welcome to each & everyone who wish to join worldwide friends club (AGP)to visit and make it witness memorable your visit to Pakistan. Tour agents are most welcome for joining your hands with Adventure Guides Pakistan (AGP). With Regards Sultan karim (MD)