Bularung Sar, a magnificent mountain soaring to a height of 7,134 meters (according to some sources 7,110 meters), stands proudly in the Karakoram mountain range, nestled between the picturesque Shimshal Valley of Hunza and Nagar Valley in Gilgit-Baltistan, northern Pakistan.
A Striking Location in the Hispar Muztagh
Bularung Sar finds its place in the Hispar Muztagh mountain range, nestled between the western Trivor and the eastern Distaghil Sar. The mountain is embraced by the Momhil Glacier on its northern flank and the Kunyang Glacier on its southern slope, adding to its allure with glistening ice and awe-inspiring views.
A Swiss Triumph: First Ascent
The tale of Bularung Sar’s first ascent is one of adventure and perseverance. In July 1990, a Swiss expedition etched their names in history by successfully scaling the mountain’s challenging south ridge. The brave members of the expedition included Alain Vaucher, Heinz Hügli, Lothar Matter, Carole Milz, Thierry Bionda, Christian Meillard, Gérard Vouga, Vincent von Kaenel, Jean-Jacques Sauvain, and Jacques Aymon. Their feat marked a significant achievement in mountaineering, conquering the uncharted heights of Bularung Sar.
The Enchanting Southern Face: A Unique Ascent
The ascent to Bularung Sar was accomplished from the southern face, with the west side of the Kunyang Glacier serving as the starting point for the successful expedition. To this day, only this route has witnessed an ascent of the majestic mountain. The rugged beauty of the southern face and the pristine landscapes of the Kunyang Glacier add to the allure of this unique and rarely climbed peak.