Tilicho Peak

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Tilicho Peak
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Tilicho Peak
Highest point
Elevation7,134 m (23,406 ft)[1][2]
Prominence734 m (2,408 ft) Edit this on Wikidata
Coordinates28°41′04″N 83°48′16″E / 28.68444°N 83.80444°E / 28.68444; 83.80444Coordinates: 28°41′04″N 83°48′16″E / 28.68444°N 83.80444°E / 28.68444; 83.80444
Tilicho Peak is located in Nepal
Tilicho Peak
Tilicho Peak
Location in Nepal
Parent rangeHimalaya
First ascent1978 by Emanuel Schmutz
Easiest routeglacier/snow

Tilicho Peak is a mountain in the Nepalese Himalaya, near Annapurna. The peak was first seen by Europeans in 1950 by members of the 1950 French Annapurna expedition led by Maurice Herzog who were attempting to find Annapurna I.[2]

Lake Tilicho is located on the northern side of the peak.

The first ascent was made in 1978 by the French climber Emanuel Schmutz using the northwest shoulder.[3] In 1982 a winter ascent was made by Ang Serky, Dawa Gyalzen and Serky Tshering in what anthropologist Sherry Ortner believes to be the first all-Sherpa mountaineering expedition.[3][4][5]


  1. ^ Annapurna; Tilicho & Naar-Phu (Map). 1:125,000. Cartography by Himalayan Maphouse Pvt Ltd. Nepa Maps. August 2009. § B3. ISBN 99933-2-307-1.
  2. ^ a b "Tilicho Peak". SummitPost.
  3. ^ a b "Climbing history". Yeti Zone. Archived from the original on February 19, 2001. Retrieved December 5, 2009.
  4. ^ Ortner, Sherry B. (1999). Life and Death on Mt. Everest : Sherpas and Himalayan mountaineering. Princeton University Press. p. 260. ISBN 0-691-00689-X.
  5. ^ Sarkey Tshering Sherpa (1883). "Tilicho, Sherpa Winter Ascent". American Alpine Journal. 25 (57): 243–244. and pdf

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