Haba Snow Mountain

Coordinates: 27°19′06″N 100°06′00″E / 27.31833°N 100.10000°E / 27.31833; 100.10000
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Haba Xueshan
Highest point
Elevation5,396 m (17,703 ft)[1]
Prominence1,794 m (5,886 ft)[2]
Coordinates27°19′06″N 100°06′00″E / 27.31833°N 100.10000°E / 27.31833; 100.10000[2]
Haba Xueshan is located in Tibetan Plateau
Haba Xueshan
Haba Xueshan
Location in China
LocationShangri-La County, Yunnan, China
Parent rangeHengduan Mountains
First ascent1995 by a Chinese party[3]

Haba Snow Mountain (Chinese: 哈巴雪山; pinyin: Hābā Xǔeshān; lit. 'Haba Snow Mountain') is a mountain rising above the northwest side of Tiger Leaping Gorge in Yunnan, China. It rises opposite the higher Yulong Xueshan, and towers 3,500 metres above the upper reaches of the Yangtze River, also known as the Jinsha River.[3] The summit of the mountain is a popular destination for amateur mountaineers and its lowest slopes are crossed by the popular Tiger Leaping Gorge trail.

The Haba Snow Mountain massif is considered the southernmost extent of the expansive Shaluli Mountains, themselves a component range of the Hengduan Mountains.[4]

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  1. ^ "Haba Xueshan, China". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2011-09-18.
  2. ^ a b "China III - Sichuan and Yunnan Provinces". Peaklist.org. Retrieved 2014-08-25.
  3. ^ a b Tamotsu Nakamura, "East of the Himalaya", American Alpine Journal, 2003, p. 146.
  4. ^ Atlas of China. Beijing, China: SinoMaps Press. 2006. ISBN 9787503141782.