Hillary Peak

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Hillary Peak
The South Face of Lhotse from Imja Tsho in Nepal. The proposed Hillary Peak is likely to be the crag on the far left.
Highest point
Elevation 7,681 m (25,200 ft) [1]
Coordinates 27°57′31″N 86°54′34″E / 27.95861°N 86.90944°E / 27.95861; 86.90944Coordinates: 27°57′31″N 86°54′34″E / 27.95861°N 86.90944°E / 27.95861; 86.90944
Hillary Peak is located in Nepal
Hillary Peak
Hillary Peak
Location in Nepal
Location Solukhumbu, Nepal
Parent range Himalayas
First ascent Unclimbed
From left Nuptse Ridge,Hillary Peak,Everest and Lhotse near Pangboche

Hillary Peak is the name which has been proposed by the Government of Nepal for an unnamed and unclimbed 7,681 metres (25,200 ft) peak in the Himalayas in honour of Edmund Hillary, who made the first ascent of Everest with Tenzing Norgay in 1953.[2]

In September 2013 a government panel recommended that two unnamed mountains be called Hillary Peak and Tenzing Peak as part of a batch of new summits expected to be opened to climbers in 2014. Although the precise location of the new Hillary Peak was not given by the panel, the altitude they quoted indicates that its probable position is in the Solukhumbu region of Nepal between Lhotse and Nuptse, two higher Himalayan peaks. It is in fact part of the Nuptse Ridge.[3]