Mountains in India
Rimo I is the main summit of the Rimo massif with an elevation of 7,385 metres (24,229 ft). It lies in the northern part of the remote Rimo Muztagh, a subrange of the Karakoram range. It is located about 20 km northeast of the snout of the Siachen Glacier. Rimo means striped mountain. (AAJ 1986:266) Rimo Glacier originating here drains to Shyok river. The Rimo massif consists of four peaks sharing the Rimo name: in addition to Rimo I, Rimo II (7,373 m/24,189 ft) is a relatively minor subpeak on the north ridge of Rimo I, while Rimo III (7,233 m/23,730 ft) and Rimo IV (7,169 m/23,520 ft) are independent peaks to the north of Rimo I. The massif heads the large Central Rimo Glacier (on the north side) and South Rimo Glacier (on the east side), as well as the smaller North Terong Glacier (on the west side). Due to its remote location in the heart of the eastern Karakoram, Rimo was little-known and almost entirely unvisited until the twentieth century. Explorers Filippo de Filippi and Philip and Jenny Visser visited the area in 1914 and 1929 respectively. Adding to its isolation is the unsettled political and military situation between India and Pakistan in the region, especially on the nearby Siachen Glacier. This means that India rigidly controls access to the massif.