The Crown (mountain)

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The Crown
Huang Guan Shan
Huang Guan Shan.jpg
The Crown (bottom left) with K2, Broad Peak and Gasherbrum group above
Highest point
Elevation7,295 m (23,934 ft) [1]
Ranked 84th
Prominence1,919 m (6,296 ft) [2]
Coordinates36°06′30″N 76°12′45″E / 36.10833°N 76.21250°E / 36.10833; 76.21250Coordinates: 36°06′30″N 76°12′45″E / 36.10833°N 76.21250°E / 36.10833; 76.21250[2]
The Crown is located in China
The Crown
The Crown
Location in China
LocationXinjiang, China
Parent rangeYengisogat, Karakoram
First ascent1993 by a Japanese team[3]
Easiest routeYDS Grade VI

The Crown, also known as Huang Guan Shan and sometimes Crown Peak, is a mountain in the Karakoram mountain range in China. It is located in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China. Its summit has an elevation of 7,295 metres (23,934 ft) and it is the highest peak in the Yengisogat subrange of the Karakoram.[1]

A detailed account of the unsuccessful British military summit attempt (1987), was written by Hugh McManners entitled "Crowning the Dragon", published by HarperCollins in 1989 ISBN 0586204253.

The summit was first climbed in 1993 by a Japanese party of the Tōkai branch of the Japanese Alpine Club.[3]


Virtual Aerial Tour of The Crown Peak

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "The Crown". Retrieved 17 September 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Karakoram and India/Pakistan Himalayas Ultra-Prominences". Retrieved 17 September 2011.
  3. ^ a b First ascent details on Summitpost Retrieved 19 September 2011.