Mt Baruntse Mountain
Baruntse Mountain is a breathtaking peak that stands at 7129 meters above sea level. This mountain is located in the Khumbu region of eastern Nepal in the Everest region. It is well-known for being the home of the world’s highest peak, Mount Everest. Baruntse Mountain is surrounded by Hunku Glacier on its south side, Barun Glacier on its east side, and Imja Glacier on its northwest side. What sets this mountain apart from others is its unique crown-shaped peak, which consists of four separate ridges.
The Crown-Shaped Peak
Baruntse Mountain’s peak has four separate ridges, which resemble a crown, hence its name. This feature also means that the mountain has four separate summits, each of which requires a separate ascent. The main summit is the highest point, and the other three summits are slightly lower in height. These four summits are connected by a continuous ridge that circles the mountain’s peak.
The Ascents of Baruntse Mountain
In 1954, a team from New Zealand led by Sir Edmund Hillary made the first successful ascent of the mountain’s south face. The team consisted of Colin Todd and Geoff Harrow. However, it was the Spanish expedition team that made history in 1980 by completing the first successful ascent of the mountain using the East Ridge route. Since then, numerous climbers have attempted to climb this mountain, and many have succeeded.