Gilgit - Baltistan Batura Glacier – Passu 12 years ago Pamir Times FacebookTwitterLinkedin Batura Glacier (57km long) is one of the largest and longest glaciers outside the polar regions. About Author Pamir Times administrator Pamir Times is the pioneering community news and views portal of Gilgit – Baltistan, Kohistan, Chitral and the surrounding mountain areas. It is a voluntary, not-for-profit, non-partisan and independent venture initiated by the youth. See author's posts FacebookTwitterLinkedinShare this:WhatsAppTweetLike this:Like Loading... Share this on WhatsApp Tags: Gilgit - Baltistan, Gojal, Hunza, Passu Continue Reading Previous REGIONAL GLACIAL LAKE OUTBURST FLOODS (GLOFs), RISK REDUCTION IN THE HIMALAYAS INITIATIVE, Update for October, 2008Next Support construction of Oston-e-Rumi-o-Iqbal at Karakuram International University More Stories Gilgit - Baltistan FIA arrests govt employee for harassing woman online 1 week ago Pamir Times Gilgit - Baltistan Shaukat Ali Khan appointed as ‘Global Chief Information Officer’ of the Aga Khan University 2 weeks ago Pamir Times Gilgit - Baltistan CM seeks journalists’ support in countering “fake nationalism, sectarianism” 2 months ago Pamir Times Gilgit - Baltistan Video Reports Temperature Has Reached -9°C. Time for Swimming Competition! #Hunza 2 months ago Pamir Times Gilgit - Baltistan Deployment of FC troops in Gilgit-Baltistan approved to ‘protect forests’ 2 months ago Pamir Times Gilgit - Baltistan GB Chief Court not authorized to take ‘suo-moto notice’ of issues, rules SAC 2 months ago Pamir Times 4 thoughts on “Batura Glacier – Passu” wat a beauty this hold dear BATURA GLACIER Batura Glacier, which is 57 km long, and a number of peaks more than 7,000 meters high flaking the glacier, e.g. Batura I (7785 m), Passu peak (7678 m) are the heighest peaks of the Batura Range. The Batura glacier terminus in both well known and of considerable local significance because it descends so close to the Hunza River. Historically it is known to have occupied a position either close to, or across, the Hunza River and may even have created a temporary dam in the past, with resultant flood damage to the villages of Passu and Hussaini. Since the 1940’s, however, the glacier has retreated quite rapidly until 1966. Since that time it has again tended to advance steadily and is at present 700 m from the Hunza River(. This later advance caused a considerable damage to the Karakoram Highway and led to the intensive study carried out by the Chinese investigation group. They concluded from ice flux, ablation and velocity studies, that the glacier should stop advancing during the period 1997 – 1997, with a predicted further advance of 180 m – 240 m before that time, taking to within 300 m of the Highway. Starting from the 1990’s they predict that the glacier will once again decline and this will last for at least 20 to 30 years. It is notable that the Batura, which is a longitudinal valley glacier of great size and complexity, does not having a similar temporal fashion to the much smaller and relatively simple transverse glaciers hitherto described. The phase of rapid advance in the early part of this century displayed by those glaciers did not occur on the Batura, which remained virtually stationary from 1885 to the 1940’s. However, the retreat which occurred in the 1950’s and 1960’s and the subsequent advance (both real and predicted) perhaps shows a pattern which is related to advanced to larger scale changes in the regional environment. http://hussainipk.piczo.com/baturasouth?cr=5&linkvar=000044 wow thts Realy Tremendous nd Marvelous hmmm all labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance n should be undertaken with pain staking excellence Comments are closed.