Know Your Mountains: Gangstang

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(By Rishi Sood)

Peak Name : Gangstang
Altitude : 6162m
Coordinates : 32º 45’N 76º 76’E
Location : Lahaul Himalaya
Expedition Season : Late May-July, September- early October.
Difficulty Level : Grade IV

 

Gangstang is a classic example of Pyramidal peak reliving the much revered Matterhorn Peak in Sierra Nevada, US. Pyramidal peaks are formed when three or more corries or cirques cut backwards into the same mountain.

 

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