Bairiga

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Bairiga
Ruoni
Ruoni.jpg
Ruoni and Lopchin
Elevation 6,882 m (22,579 ft)[1]
Prominence 2,444 m (8,018 ft)[2]
Listing Ultra
Location
Bairiga is located in China
Bairiga
Bairiga
Location in China
Location Tibet, China
Range Kangri Garpo, Himalayas
Coordinates 29°09′57″N 96°43′27″E / 29.16583°N 96.72417°E / 29.16583; 96.72417Coordinates: 29°09′57″N 96°43′27″E / 29.16583°N 96.72417°E / 29.16583; 96.72417[2]
Climbing
First ascent 2009 (second highest peak)
Easiest route snow/ice/glacier climb

Bairiga (Chinese: 白日嘎; pinyin: Bái Rì Gä) or Ruoni (Chinese: 若尼峰; pinyin: Ruò Ní Fēng) (6,882 m) is the highest peak of Kangri Garpo Range of the easternmost Himalayas, Tibet. The region has only recently been explored[3] and before 2009, none of its 47 peaks above 6000 m had been climbed. Bairiga / Ruoni, which remains unclimbed itself, was photographed for the first time in 1933 by the botanist explorer Frank Kingdon-Ward, at which time it was known as Choembo. [4]

In 2009, a Sino-Japanese joint climbing team formed by China University of Geosciences (Wuhan) and Kobe University organized an expedition to climb Kangri Garpo II or Ruoni Ⅱ (6805 m).[5][6] On November 5, Deqing Ouzhu and Ciren Danda, Tibetan students with the CUG, were the first to reach the summit, while Koichiro Kondo and Masanori Yazaki scaled the peak two days later. In consultation with a local village leader Kangri Garpo II was renamed Lopchin (Lopchin Feng in Tibetan, Lou bu qin in Chinese), meaning “white male hawk.” [7]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bairiga". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2010-03-09. 
  2. ^ a b Tibet Ultra-Prominences Peaklist.org. Retrieved 2011-11-24.
  3. ^ Tamotsu Nakamura (2001) Kangri Garpo Range, The Himalayan Journal 57
  4. ^ Tatsuo “Tim” Inoue (2011), Hidden 47 Six-thousanders in the Kangri Garpo Mountains, Japanese Alpine News 2011
  5. ^ (Chinese)
  6. ^ (Japanese)
  7. ^ Tatsuo “Tim” Inoue (2010) Asia, Tibet, Kangri Garpo Mountains, Lopchin (Kangri Garpo II)

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