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Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 1, 2011 - 12:57am PT
Right range, wrong country.
Jennie

Trad climber
Elk Creek, Idaho
Jun 1, 2011 - 01:05am PT
Gasherbrum V ?
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 1, 2011 - 01:12am 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
Jun 1, 2011 - 01:14am PT
Dragmarpo Ri
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 1, 2011 - 01:18am 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
Jun 1, 2011 - 01:20am PT
That ridge that leads out from Drag is a dead ringer for your mountain
Donald Thompson

Trad climber
Los Angeles,CA
Jun 1, 2011 - 01:27am PT
Kabru
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 1, 2011 - 01:31am 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
Jun 1, 2011 - 01:38am 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 - Jun 1, 2011 - 01:41am 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
Jun 1, 2011 - 01:53am 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 - Jun 1, 2011 - 01:56am 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
Jun 1, 2011 - 01:57am PT
OHHHHH I thought you said it WAS in Nepal
Jennie

Trad climber
Elk Creek, Idaho
Jun 1, 2011 - 02:00am PT
Kailas ?
Donald Thompson

Trad climber
Los Angeles,CA
Jun 1, 2011 - 02:02am PT
Wild guess gotta go Gangkhar Puensum
zeta

Trad climber
Berkeley
Jun 1, 2011 - 02:02am PT
It's gotta be mt. Kailash in Tibet
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 1, 2011 - 02:06am 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
Jun 1, 2011 - 02:08am PT
WWWWWWWWooooooooowhooooooo yodel lay he who
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 1, 2011 - 02:35am 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?
mcreel

climber
Barcelona
Jun 1, 2011 - 03:46am PT
Shankyar Boti?
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