Ge'nyen Massif

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Ge'nyen Massif
Ge'nyen Massif is located in China
Ge'nyen Massif
Ge'nyen 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]

The Ge'nyen Massif (Chinese: 格聂峰; pinyin: Géniè Fēng; literally: "Genie Peak"), is a mountain in the Shaluli Mountains of southwestern 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.[4]

The Ge'nyen massif is regarded as the 13th most holy mountain amongst the 24 holy mountains of Tibetan Buddhism.[5]

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 Ge'nyen and it was later determined that they died in an avalanche while climbing near Lenggu Monastery on Ge'nyen Mountain in Sichuan Province in southwest China.[6][7][8][9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Ge'nyen, China". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2014-08-16. 
  2. ^ a b "China III - Sichuan and Yunnan Provinces". Peaklist.org. Retrieved 2014-08-16. 
  3. ^ http://www.getoutdoors.com/goblog/index.php?/archives/1317-Boskoff-and-Fowler-Update-Maps-of-Genyen-Massif-Area.html
  4. ^ a b >http://jac.or.jp/english/images/vol13/JAPANESE%20ALPINE%20NEWS%20Vol13-115.pdf
  5. ^ http://www.diversechina.com/show/genyen-mountain-trek.html
  6. ^ Courage, Jane. "Chris Boskoff". Rockandice.com. Retrieved September 13, 2015. 
  7. ^ Yardley, William (July 10, 2007). "WORLD BRIEFING - ASIA - China - Body of Climber Is Found". The New York Times. Retrieved September 13, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Body of Accomplished US Climber Christine Boskoff Found In China". Everestnews.com. July 9, 2007. Retrieved September 13, 2015. 
  9. ^ Douglas, Ed (December 23, 2006). "Fatal accident ... or murder?". The Guardian. Retrieved September 13, 2015. 

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