Siniolchu

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Siniolchu
Le Siniolchu vu depuis le Glacier de Zemu. Photo de Vittorio Sella (1859-1943).jpg
Siniolchu taken from the Zemu Glacier by Vittorio Sella
Highest point
Elevation 6,888 m (22,598 ft)
Prominence 1,480 m (4,860 ft)
Coordinates 27°42′41″N 88°19′04″E / 27.71139°N 88.31778°E / 27.71139; 88.31778Coordinates: 27°42′41″N 88°19′04″E / 27.71139°N 88.31778°E / 27.71139; 88.31778
Geography
Siniolchu is located in India
Siniolchu
Siniolchu
Sikkim, India
Parent range Himalayas
Climbing
First ascent 1936
Easiest route glacier/snow/ice climb

Siniolchu is one of the tallest mountains of the Indian state of Sikkim. The 6,888 metres (22,598 ft) mountain is considered to be particularly aesthetically attractive, having been described by Douglas Freshfield as "the most superb triumph of mountain architecture and the most beautiful snow mountain in the world".[1] It is situated near the green lake adjacent to Kangchenjunga, the highest peak in the state and third highest in the world.

Siniolchu’s summit was first scaled in 1936 by the German climbers Karl Wien and Adi Göttner.[2] Later Sikkimese Everest climber, Sonam Gyatso, also scaled the top.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Siniolchu
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) −20.3
(−4.5)
−17.7
(0.1)
−13.3
(8.1)
−10.5
(13.1)
−11.3
(11.7)
−12.1
(10.2)
−12.5
(9.5)
−12.1
(10.2)
−12.4
(9.7)
−13.2
(8.2)
−15.2
(4.6)
−18.5
(−1.3)
−14.09
(6.63)
Daily mean °C (°F) −27.2
(−17)
−25.0
(−13)
−20.8
(−5.4)
−17.2
(1)
−16.2
(2.8)
−15.9
(3.4)
−15.8
(3.6)
−15.7
(3.7)
−16.2
(2.8)
−18.1
(−0.6)
−22.2
(−8)
−25.9
(−14.6)
−19.68
(−3.44)
Average low °C (°F) −34.1
(−29.4)
−32.3
(−26.1)
−28.2
(−18.8)
−23.9
(−11)
−21.0
(−5.8)
−19.6
(−3.3)
−19.1
(−2.4)
−19.2
(−2.6)
−20.0
(−4)
−22.9
(−9.2)
−29.1
(−20.4)
−33.3
(−27.9)
−25.22
(−13.41)
Source: Department of Hydrology and Meteorology

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ray, Arundhati; Das, Sujoy. Sikkim: A Traveller's Guide. Orient Longman. p. 22. ISBN 978-81-7824-008-4. 
  2. ^ Mason, Kenneth (1955). Abode of the Snow. Rupert Hart-Davis. pp. 275–276. ISBN 978-0-906371-91-6. Reprinted 1987 by Diadem Books