Gyachung Kang

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Gyachung Kang
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Gyachung Kang
Highest point
Elevation7,952 m (26,089 ft) 
Ranked 15th
Prominence700 m (2,300 ft)
Isolation8.24 kilometres (5.12 mi)
Coordinates28°05′53″N 86°44′32″E / 28.09806°N 86.74222°E / 28.09806; 86.74222Coordinates: 28°05′53″N 86°44′32″E / 28.09806°N 86.74222°E / 28.09806; 86.74222
Gyachung Kang is located in Province No. 1
Gyachung Kang
Gyachung Kang
Location on China - Nepal border
Gyachung Kang is located in Tibetan Plateau
Gyachung Kang
Gyachung Kang
Gyachung Kang (Tibetan Plateau)
LocationNepal - China
Parent rangeMahalangur Himal, Himalaya
First ascent1964 by a Japanese team
Easiest routeglacier/snow/ice climb

Gyachung Kang (Nepali: ग्याचुङ्काङ, Gyāchung Kāng; Chinese: 格重康峰; pinyin: Gézhòngkāng Fēng) is a mountain in the Mahalangur Himal section of the Himalaya, and is the highest peak between Cho Oyu (8,201 m) and Mount Everest (8,848 m). It lies on the border between Nepal and China. As the fifteenth-highest peak in the world, it is also the highest peak that is not eight thousand metres tall; hence it is far less well-known than the lowest of the eight-thousanders, which are only about 100 m (328 ft) higher. The peak's lack of significant prominence (700 m) also contributes to its relative obscurity.

Climbing history[edit]

The mountain was first climbed on April 10, 1964 by Y. Kato, K. Sakaizawa and Pasang Phutar and on the next day by K. Machida and K. Yasuhisa.

The north face was first climbed in 1999 by a Slovene expedition and was repeated by Yasushi Yamanoi in 2002.


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Southern and northern climbing routes as seen from the International Space Station. (The names on the photo are links to corresponding pages.)

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