AJKMF Mountaineers Scale Tatakooti Peak

SRINAGAR- An eight-member group of All Jammu Kashmir Mountaineering Foundation (AJKMF) in a joint expedition with Hike The Trails Adventure Pvt. Ltd and The North Col successfully scaled the technically difficult peak of Kashmir, Tatakooti Peak in PirPanjal Range.

To conquer the highly technical peak, the group was led by Everester Mohammad Iqbal Khan and included Danish Dhaar (AMC), Waseem Hassan (AMC), Inayat Ullah Bhat (AMC), Faizan Shafi (AMC), Arun Diti (AMC), Amir Lateef (BMC) and Muazam Ahsan (BMC).

“On Day 1 team reached Dumail via Ashtar Valley and stayed overnight here and on Day 2 team left for the summit at 5:10 a.m. Amid recent snowfall the team facing all the odds and with never giving up attitude team at 11:30 am on October 16, successfully scaled the Tatakooti Peak with an elevation of 4760 meters,” an AJKMF statement said.

“After spending almost an hour on the summit Team safely descended back to base camp at 3:42 pm after facing snow storm,” the statement added.

The Managing Director of AJKMF thanked Everester Mohammad Iqbal who has climbed all major peaks of Kashmir and Tourism Department for their support.

Tatakooti or Tatakuti Peak is a highest mountain in the Pirpanjal Range with a peak elevation of 4,760 metres. It stands on the border of Budgam and Poonch districts of Jammu and Kashmir.

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Irfan Mushtaq

Irfan Mushtaq is staffer at Kashmir Observer. He tweets @irfan_dar9

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