Mt. Kun Expedition

About Expedition

In June – July 2017, Giripremi’s team of five experienced mountaineers attempted one of the toughest and remote mountains of Kashmir region, Mt. Kun. 

Team comprised on highly experienced mountaineers Rupesh Khopade, Dr. Sumit Mandale, Kiran Salastekar and young but highly energetic Dinesh Kotkar and Yugank Kadam.

The team opened the route with the help of Sherpas and set up three intermediate camps before staring an audacious summit attempt. On 10th July 2017, entire team reached the top of Mt. Kun (7077 m).

The success of Mt. Kun directly reflected in the mammoth glorious ascent of Mt. Kangchenjunga, where Rupesh Khopade, Dr. Sumit Mandale and Kiran Salastekar made it to the top of Kangchenjunga, thrid highest peak in the world.  


  • The Nun Kun mountain massif consists of a pair of Himalayan peaks: Nun, 7,135 m (23,409 ft) and its neighbor peak Kun Peak, 7,077 m (23,218 ft).
  • The massif is located near the Suru valley, Kargil district about 250 km (160 mi) east of Srinagar, the capital of neighboring Jammu and Kashmir.
  • Italian mountaineer Mario Piacenza made the first ascent of Kun in 1913, via the north-east ridge.
  • Fifty-eight years passed before the second recorded attempt on the peak, which resulted in a successful ascent by an expedition from the Indian Army.

Leader – Rupesh Khopade

Team Members – Dr. Sumit Mandale, Kiran Salastekar, Dinesh Kotkar, Yugank Kadam

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7077 m

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