Tenzing Peak

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Tenzing Peak
Cho Oyu.jpg
The North Face of Cho Oyu from Tingri in Tibet. The proposed Tenzing Peak is likely to be the peak on the left.
Elevation 7,916 m (25,971 ft)[1]
Location
Tenzing Peak is located in Nepal
Tenzing Peak
Tenzing Peak
Location in Nepal
Location Border of Tibet and Nepal
Range Himalayas
Coordinates 28°06′21″N 86°41′05″E / 28.10583°N 86.68472°E / 28.10583; 86.68472Coordinates: 28°06′21″N 86°41′05″E / 28.10583°N 86.68472°E / 28.10583; 86.68472
Climbing
First ascent Unclimbed

Tenzing Peak is the name which has been proposed by the Government of Nepal for an unnamed and unclimbed 7,916-metre (25,971 ft) peak in the Himalayas in honour of Tenzing Norgay, who made the first ascent of Everest with Edmund Hillary in 1953.[1]

In September 2013 a government panel recommended that two unnamed mountains be called Hillary Peak and Tenzing Peak as part of a batch of new summits expected to be opened to climbers in 2014. Although the precise location of the new Tenzing Peak was not given by the panel, the altitude they quoted indicates that its probable position is on the border of Nepal and Tibet between Cho Oyu and Gyachung Kang, two higher Himalayan peaks. It is in fact a satellite peak of Cho Oyu.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Mount Everest: Hillary and Tenzing to have peaks named after them". The Guardian. 6 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "List of identified peaks located in Nepal". explorehimalaya.com. Retrieved 7 September 2013.