Gyachung Kang (Nepali: ग्याचुङ्काङ, Gyāchung Kāng; Chinese: 格重康峰; pinyin: Gézhòngkāng Fēng) is a mountain in the Mahalangur Himal section of the Himalayas and is the highest peak between Cho Oyu (8,201 m) and Mount Everest (8,848 m). It lies on the border between Nepal and China. As the 15th highest peak in the world, it is also the co highest peak (with Gasherbrum III) that is not 8000 metres tall; hence, it is far less well-known than the lowest of the eight-thousanders, which are only about 100 m (328 ft) higher. The peak's lack of significant prominence (700 m) also contributes to its relative obscurity.

Gyachung Kang
Gyachung Kang
Highest point
Elevation7,952 m (26,089 ft)
Ranked 15th
Prominence700 m (2,300 ft)
Isolation8.24 km (5.12 mi) Edit this on Wikidata
Coordinates28°05′53″N 86°44′32″E / 28.09806°N 86.74222°E / 28.09806; 86.74222
Gyachung Kang is located in Koshi Province
Gyachung Kang
Gyachung Kang
Location on China - Nepal border
Gyachung Kang is located in Tibetan Plateau
Gyachung Kang
Gyachung Kang
Gyachung Kang (Tibetan Plateau)
Gyachung Kang is located in Nepal
Gyachung Kang
Gyachung Kang
Gyachung Kang (Nepal)
LocationNepal - China
Parent rangeMahalangur Himal, Himalayas
First ascent1964 by a Japanese team[1]
Easiest routeglacier/snow/ice climb
A map commemorating the All Japan Mountaineering Federation's 1964 expedition and successful summit of Gyachung Kang.

Climbing history edit

The mountain was first climbed on April 10, 1964, by Y. Kato, K. Sakaizawa, Pasang Phutar, K. Machida and K. Yasuhisa.

The north face was first climbed in 1999 by a Slovene expedition and was repeated by Yasushi Yamanoi in 2002.

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 Chomo LonzoMakaluEverestTibetan PlateauRong River (Tibet)ChangtseRongbuk GlacierNorth Face (Everest)East Rongbuk GlacierNorth Col north ridge routeLhotseNuptseSouth Col routeGyachung KangCho OyuFile:Himalaya annotated.jpg
Southern and northern climbing routes as seen from the International Space Station. (The names on the photo are links to corresponding pages.)

References edit

  1. ^ "Japanese Team Conquers 25,910‐Foot Himalaya Peak". NY Times. April 19, 1964. Archived from the original on 6 September 2018.

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