Ge'nyen Massif

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Ge'nyen Massif
Ge'nyen Massif is located in Sichuan
Ge'nyen Massif
Ge'nyen Massif
Ge'nyen Massif is located in China
Ge'nyen Massif
Ge'nyen Massif
Highest point
Elevation 6,204 m (20,354 ft) [1]
Prominence 2,000 m (6,600 ft) [2]
Listing Ultra-prominent peak
Coordinates 29°50′N 99°42′E / 29.84°N 99.70°E / 29.84; 99.70Coordinates: 29°50′N 99°42′E / 29.84°N 99.70°E / 29.84; 99.70[2][3]
Location Sichuan, China
Parent range West Sichuan
First ascent 1998 by a Japanese team[4]

The Ge'nyen Massif (Chinese: 格聂峰; pinyin: Géniè Fēng; literally: "Genie Peak"), is a mountain in the Shaluli Mountains of southwestern China.[1] With an elevation of 6,204 metres (20,354 ft), it is the third highest peak in Sichuan. It was first climbed 1998 by a Japanese team.[4]

The Ge'nyen massif is regarded as the 13th most holy mountain among the 24 holy mountains of Tibetan Buddhism.[5] Lenggu Monastery is located in a steep valley at the base of the mountain's eastern flank.


In 1988, the first recorded ascent of the Genyen Massif was made by a Japanese team.[4] They were followed by an Italian group who used an new route on the east face.[4] In autumn 2006, Christine Boskoff (of Mountain Madness adventure company) and Charlie Fowler, another well-known American climber and Mountain Madness guide, went missing near Ge'nyen and it was later determined that they died in an avalanche while climbing near Lenggu Monastery on Ge'nyen Mountain in Sichuan Province in southwest China.[6][7][8][9]


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  1. ^ a b "Ge'nyen, China". Retrieved 2014-08-16. 
  2. ^ a b "China III - Sichuan and Yunnan Provinces". Retrieved 2014-08-16. 
  3. ^
  4. ^ a b c d "Unclimbed Summits in Sichuan China 2012 by Tamotsu Nakamura. Retrieved 14 May 2017" (PDF). 
  5. ^ "Free expiration-- Diverse China - qualitied tours , soft adventures , experience the diversity of China". 
  6. ^ Courage, Jane. "Chris Boskoff". Retrieved September 13, 2015. 
  7. ^ Yardley, William (July 10, 2007). "WORLD BRIEFING - ASIA - China - Body of Climber Is Found". The New York Times. Retrieved September 13, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Body of Accomplished US Climber Christine Boskoff Found In China". July 9, 2007. Retrieved September 13, 2015. 
  9. ^ Douglas, Ed (December 23, 2006). "Fatal accident ... or murder?". The Guardian. Retrieved September 13, 2015.