Gyachung Kang

The Gyachung Kang seen on the way to Ngozumpa Tse.

Gyachung Kang is a 7952 m high mountain in the Himalayas on the border between China and Nepal. He is the highest mountain between Mount Everest and Cho Oyu in Mahalangur Himal. It is located about 8 km east of Cho Oyu and is connected to it by a long ridge that does not fall below a height of 7200 meters. To the east of the Nup La (West Pass ) is located between the Rongbuk valley in the north and the Dudh Kosi Valley, in the south. The Gyachung Kang is considered the highest seven peaks of the earth.

Climbing history

He was on 10 and 11 April 1964 by Yukihiko Kato, Kiyondo Sakeisawa, Kuzunari Yasuhisa (Japan) and Pasang Phutar III (Nepal) first climbed via the northwest ridge. During the expedition three Japanese were killed. A Slovenian team around Andrej Stremfelj increased in 1999 by the north face, this first ascent of Tibet was only the fourth ascent of the mountain. This route was repeated in 2001 by Yasushi Yamanoi. The descent came he and his wife Taeko, who had remained in the last bivouac on 7500 meters, in a snow storm and had several avalanches survive. Both suffered severe frostbite.


The Gyachung Kang has 20 km west of Mount Everest was situated " Almost - eight-thousanders " a convoluted history as pending, the ostensible target of at least one expedition, whose real, undeclared and therefore illegal target of Mount Everest. 1962 reached a small expedition led by Woodrow Sayre the northern route for climbing Mount Everest, reaching around 7800 meters above sea level, which was actually only been granted an ascent of Gyachung Kang.