Tomort, or Tomurty (simplified Chinese: 托木尔提峰; traditional Chinese: 托木爾提峰; pinyin: Tuōmù'ěrtí Fēng), is the highest peak in the Karlik Mountains, a far eastern subrange of the Tien Shan mountain range in Xinjiang, China. While not of great absolute elevation among Chinese peaks, it is well-separated from higher terrain, and hence has a high topographic prominence.

Tomort is located in China
Location in China
Highest point
Elevation4,886 m (16,030 ft)[1]
Prominence3,243 m (10,640 ft)[1]
Ranked 70th
Isolation428 km (266 mi) Edit this on Wikidata
Coordinates43°04′24″N 94°20′48″E / 43.07333°N 94.34667°E / 43.07333; 94.34667Coordinates: 43°04′24″N 94°20′48″E / 43.07333°N 94.34667°E / 43.07333; 94.34667[1]
LocationXinjiang, China
Parent rangeKarlik Mountains, Tien Shan
First ascentAugust 15, 2005, by Hiroyuki Katsuki and Koichiro Takahashi[2]

Tomort was reconnoitered or attempted in 1996, 1997, 2000, and 2004, by Chinese and Japanese parties. Its first, and to date only, ascent was in 2005, by a small group from the Alpine Club of the National Defense Academy of Japan, led by Isao Fukura. They described the summit as a "table-top ice-snow plateau, with glaciers several kilometers long descending on all sides," which was reached by "a crevassed glacier and a 50 degree snow/ice face."[2]


Tomort Virtual Aerial Video

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c "China II: Sinkiang - Xinjiang". Retrieved 2014-05-26.
  2. ^ a b Isao Fukura, "Tomurty", American Alpine Journal, 2006, pp. 433-434.

External linksEdit

  • "Tomort, China".