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Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
May 31, 2011 - 09:56pm PT
How about Melungtse near Gauri?
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Topic Author's Reply - May 31, 2011 - 09:57pm PT
Right range, wrong country.
Jennie

Trad climber
Elk Creek, Idaho
May 31, 2011 - 10:05pm PT
Gasherbrum V ?
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Topic Author's Reply - May 31, 2011 - 10:12pm PT
Not in the Karakourom, and both Gasherbrum V and Broad Peak have been climbed.

Edit: No one noticed my lovely pun! Though gf may have originated it.
Donald Thompson

Trad climber
Los Angeles,CA
May 31, 2011 - 10:14pm PT
Dragmarpo Ri
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Topic Author's Reply - May 31, 2011 - 10:18pm PT
Dragmarpo Ri is a most interesting looking mountain, but again, it's not in Nepal, and FWIW is higher.
Donald Thompson

Trad climber
Los Angeles,CA
May 31, 2011 - 10:20pm PT
That ridge that leads out from Drag is a dead ringer for your mountain
Donald Thompson

Trad climber
Los Angeles,CA
May 31, 2011 - 10:27pm PT
Kabru
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Topic Author's Reply - May 31, 2011 - 10:31pm PT
A helpful honeybee dropped by to mention that Gasherbrum V hasn't been climbed, but that's not the peak.

It isn't Kabru, which was climbed in 1931 or so.

Hopefully the photo - not mine - is correctly identified by the source. I'd be chagrined to discover it was mislabelled. Should I find another one? I don't know that it'd help a lot.
Donald Thompson

Trad climber
Los Angeles,CA
May 31, 2011 - 10:38pm PT
"In 2004, a group of Serbian climbers unsuccessfully attempted the mountain. A series of avalanches forced the group to give up their goal"

OT but this was the only mention of an attempt on Kabru I found. Where did you see a 1931 ascent?
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Topic Author's Reply - May 31, 2011 - 10:41pm PT
Sorry - I was thinking of Kamet, not Kabru. My mis-speak. Not doing well on tangential facts tonight.

The mountain in the photo is neither Kamet nor Kabru, although the latter is closer geographically.
Donald Thompson

Trad climber
Los Angeles,CA
May 31, 2011 - 10:53pm PT
Gotta go. The more I look at your mountain the more it seems to belong in the Annapurna area?
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Topic Author's Reply - May 31, 2011 - 10:56pm PT
Another hint: It is considered a sacred mountain by the people of the area. But it's not Machuchupare, or in the Annapurna area - as mentioned, it's not in Nepal at all.
Donald Thompson

Trad climber
Los Angeles,CA
May 31, 2011 - 10:57pm PT
OHHHHH I thought you said it WAS in Nepal
Jennie

Trad climber
Elk Creek, Idaho
May 31, 2011 - 11:00pm PT
Kailas ?
Donald Thompson

Trad climber
Los Angeles,CA
May 31, 2011 - 11:02pm PT
Wild guess gotta go Gangkhar Puensum
zeta

Trad climber
Berkeley
May 31, 2011 - 11:02pm PT
It's gotta be mt. Kailash in Tibet
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Topic Author's Reply - May 31, 2011 - 11:06pm PT
Ding ding! We have a winner. Donald has correctly identified the photo as being of Gangkhar Puensum, a 7,570 m high mountain in northern Bhutan, possibly on the Bhutan-Tibet border. It is probably the highest unclimbed mountain in the world, although a subsidiary summit has been ascended. And it will stay unclimbed for a while, as the Bhutanese no longer permit climbers on their peaks, all of which are considered holy, and who knows about access from Tibet.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gangkhar_Puensum
Donald Thompson

Trad climber
Los Angeles,CA
May 31, 2011 - 11:08pm PT
WWWWWWWWooooooooowhooooooo yodel lay he who
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Topic Author's Reply - May 31, 2011 - 11:35pm PT
Gangkhar Puensum
Gangkhar Puensum
Credit: Internets
If you look closely, perhaps you can see the lonely goatherd in the foreground.

In a rare idle moment, I asked Mr. Google what the highest unclimbed mountain in the world is. This one popped up, and I thought it would be fun to have a contest. I wonder if donini knew all along, though?
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