Genyen Massif

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Genyen Massif
Genyen Massif is located in China
Genyen Massif
Genyen Massif
Location within China
Highest point
Elevation 6,204 m (20,354 ft) [1]
Prominence 2,000 m (6,600 ft) [2]
Listing Ultra-prominent peak
Coordinates 29°48′27″N 99°36′21″E / 29.80750°N 99.60583°E / 29.80750; 99.60583Coordinates: 29°48′27″N 99°36′21″E / 29.80750°N 99.60583°E / 29.80750; 99.60583[2][3]
Geography
Location Sichuan, China
Parent range West Sichuan
Climbing
First ascent 1998 by a Japanese team[4][5]

The Genyen Massif (Chinese: 格聂峰 "Géniè Massif"), is a mountain in the Shaluli Range (Chinese: 沙鲁里; pinyin: Shālǔlǐ) of 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.[6][7]

The Genyen massif is regarded as the 13th most holy mountain amongst the 24 holy mountains of Tibetan Buddhism.[8]

In the fall of 2006, Christine Boskoff (of Mountain Madness adventure company) and Charlie Fowler, another well-known American climber and Mountain Madness guide, went missing near Genyen and it was later determined that they died in an avalanche while climbing near Lenggu Monastery on Genyen Mountain in Sichuan Province in southwest China.[9][10][11][12]

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