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Karjiang

Karjiang (Karejiang) Karjiang is a child mountain of Kula Kangri. It is so isolated, steep, and difficult to climb that the mountain remains unclimbed. Also, mountaineers need a permit to access Karjiang. The mountain is located in Tibet, China, near the Bhutan–China border. The closest peaks to Karjiang are Chura Kang to the south-southeast and …

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Langtang Lirung

Langtang Lirung Langtang Lirung is the highest peak of the Langtang Himal, which is a subrange of the Nepalese Himalayas, and sits southwest of Shishapangma. Here are the other Langtang peaks in descending order: Dorje Lhakpa (22,854 ft), Loenpo Gang (22,897 ft), Changbu (22,247 ft), Yansa Tsenji (21,950 ft), Kyunga Ri (21,657 ft), Dogpache (21,529 …

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Hiking the Volcanoes of Iceland

The blackout curtains in the hotel room did their job, and when I pulled back the shade around 10pm, a solid brick of bright sunlight pierced the pane of thick glass. After a long day of traveling, my body, refreshed by a quick nap after check-in, wanted to move. Luckily, I was in Iceland in …

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Mukut Parbat

Mukut Parbat (also spelled Mukut Parvat) Mukut Parbat sits on the India-China border, northwest of Kamet and the Abi Gamin mountains on the border of Uttarakhand, India and Tibet, China. The closest peaks to Mukut Parbat are Kamet directly to the southeast and Mana I a little further southeast. Saraswati Parvat I is located a little …

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Apsarasas Kangri

Apsarasas Kangri Located in the Siachen subrange of the Karakorams, Apsaras I has only two recorded climbs. And the children peaks, Apsaras II and Apsaras III are listed as “virgin peaks” by the Indian Mountaineering Foundation. The mountain was named by Grant Peterkin, derived from the words sas, meaning “place” and apsara, meaning “fairies,” translating to “place …

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Putha Hiunchuli

Putha Hiunchuli (Dhaulagiri VII) Putha Hiunchuli sits at the western end of the Dhaulagiri Mountain Range in Nepal. Other prominent peaks in the Dhaulagiri mountains from west to east are the Churen Himal, Dhaulagiri VI, Junction Peak, Dhaulagiri IV, Dhaulagiri V, Dhaulagiri III, and Dhaulagiri II. Country: Nepal State/Province: Lumbini Province, Karnali Province, Gandaki Province Mountain Range: Dhaulagiri …

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Labuche Kang III

Labuche Kang III (Labuche Kang East) Standing as one of earth’s last unclimbed mountains that’s legally accessible, Labuche Kang III is situated in the Labuche Kang mountain massif of Tibet. The closest neighboring peaks to Labuche Kang III are Cho Oyu and Lunag Ri I to the southeast, Tengi Ragi Tau to the south-southeast, Phurbi …

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Diran

Diran The pyramid-shaped mount Diran is located in the Karakoram range in Nagar Valley, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. Known as the most dangerous mountain in Pakistan, there have been hundreds of deaths on Diran, mainly due to snow issues. The closest neighboring peaks to Diran are Miar Chhish to the southeast and Malubiting a little further southeast, …

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Mana Peak

Mana Peak Mana sits near the India-China border on the India side, in the northern state of Uttarakhand, which is also known as “Devbhumi” or ”Land of the Gods.” The mountain in contained within the state of Uttarakhand, India, and is the fifth highest peak exclusively in Uttarakhand, with Nanda Devi as the highest. It is …

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The New Mexico Rocky Mountains

Anytime someone mentions the Rocky Mountains, it is hard to not become immediately inundated with visions of majestic mountain peaks, covered with snow, looming above the world at such heights that it would be inappropriate to compare them to anything but heaven. And yet, there is a stretch of the Southern Rocky Mountains that refuse …

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Muztagh Tower

Muztagh Tower (Mustagh Tower) Muztagh Tower sits on the border of Gilgit–Baltistan, Pakistan and the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China. The name Muztagh Tower translates to mean “ice tower.” It is known for its tooth-like, very steep peak. The closest peaks to Muztagh Tower are Skilbrum and Praqpa Kangri to the east, Urdukas to …

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Kangpenqing / Gang Benchhen

Kangpenqing / Gang Benchhen Located in the Baiku Himalayas of Tibet, China, just north of Nepal and Langtang National Park, is Kangpenqing mountain, also known as Gang Benchhen. Kangpenqing’s parent mountain, Shisha Pangma (aka Shishapangma, Xixiabangma, Gosainthān, 希夏邦马峰), is located to the southeast of the mountain. Other nearby peaks include Tsangbu Ri to the south, …

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Mount Mansfield and the Persistence of the Spirit

Vermont is a mountainous state. The mountain that best represents the pinnacle of the Green Mountain State is Mount Mansfield, located in Chittenden and Lamoille counties. Mount Mansfield gets its name from its resemblance to a man, complete with facial features and even an Adam’s apple. Popular among locals and tourists alike, Mount Mansfield offers …

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Baltistan Peak / K6

Baltistan Peak / K6 Baltistan Peak, surveyed as K6, is the highest peak in the area around the Charakusa Glacier, which lies in Hushe Valley, flows into the Shyok River, and then to the Indus River. The Baltistan area is a mountainous region often referred to as “Western Tibet” or “Little Tibet.” K6 lies in the …

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Yutmaru Sar

Yutmaru Sar Yutmaru Sar sits next to its parent peak, Yuksin Gardan Sar in the Hispar mountain range of the Karakorams in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. The closest peaks to Yutmaru Sar are Yukshin Gardan Sar to the north, Kanjut Sar I to the southeast and Kanjut Sar II further southeast. Then to the west of Yutmaru Sar …

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Baintha Brakk

Baintha Brakk (بائنتھا براک‎) Located in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan, Baintha Brakk, also referred to as The Ogre, is a steep, craggy mountain that’s known for being one of the most difficult peaks to climb. Its closest neighboring peaks are Baintha Brakk II, Latok I, and Latok III to the southeast of Baintha Brakk. A little further …

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