Gyala Peri

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Gyala Peri
GyalaPeri.JPG
Summit hiding Gyala Peri, October 2011
Highest point
Elevation7,294 m (23,930 ft) [1]
Ranked 85th
Prominence2,942 m (9,652 ft) [1]
Ranked 100th
Isolation20 kilometres (12 mi)
ListingUltra
Coordinates29°48′51″N 94°58′06″E / 29.81417°N 94.96833°E / 29.81417; 94.96833Coordinates: 29°48′51″N 94°58′06″E / 29.81417°N 94.96833°E / 29.81417; 94.96833[1]
Geography
Gyala Peri is located in China
Gyala Peri
Gyala Peri
Location in eastern Tibet Autonomous Region
Gyala Peri is located in Tibet
Gyala Peri
Gyala Peri
Gyala Peri (Tibet)
LocationChina
   Tibet Autonomous Region
      Nyingchi Prefecture
         Mêdog County
north of McMahon Line
Parent rangeNyenchen Tanglha Shan
Climbing
First ascentOctober 31, 1986 by Y. Hashimoto, H. Imamura, Y. Ogata.[2]
Easiest routerock/snow/ice climb

Gyala Peri (Chinese: 加拉白垒, Pinyin: Jiālābáilěi) is a 7,294-metre (23,930 ft) peak just beyond the eastern end of the Himalayas at the entrance to Tsangpo gorge. It is part of Nyenchen Tanglha Shan,[3] although it is sometimes included in Namcha Barwa Himal of the Himalayas.

Gyala Peri lies just north of the Great Bend of the Yarlung Tsangpo River, the main river of southeastern Tibet, which becomes the Brahmaputra in India. It is 22 kilometres (14 mi) NNW of the higher Namcha Barwa.

Notable features[edit]

Gyala Peri has great vertical relief above the Tsangpo gorge and is the highest peak of the Nyenchen Tanglha Shan.[3]

Climbing history[edit]

The first ascent of Gyala Peri was in 1986, by a Japanese expedition, via the South Ridge. The group spent about 1​12 months on the mountain.[2] The U.K. Alpine Club's Himalayan Index[4] lists no other ascents.

Video[edit]


Gyala Peri Virtual Aerial Video

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "China I: Tibet - Xizang". Peaklist.org. Retrieved 2013-02-10.
  2. ^ a b Yoshio Ogata (1991). "A secret mountain". Himalayan Journal. Mumbai: Himalayan Club. 49. Retrieved May 19, 2011.
  3. ^ a b "Nyainqêntanglha Shan". peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2012-11-27.
  4. ^ "Himalayan Index". London: Alpine Club. Retrieved May 19, 2011.

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