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Gyala Peri

Gyala Peri
Gyala Peri, October 2011
Elevation 7,294 m (23,930 ft)[1]
Ranked 85th
Prominence 2,942 m (9,652 ft)[1]
Ranked 99th
Listing Ultra
Location
Gyala Peri is located in China
Gyala Peri
Gyala Peri
Location in eastern Tibet
Location China
   Tibet Aut. Reg.
      Nyingchi Prefecture
         Mêdog County
north of McMahon Line
Range Nyenchen Tanglha Shan
Coordinates [1]
Climbing
First ascent October 31, 1986 by Y. Hashimoto, H. Imamura, Y. Ogata.[2]
Easiest route rock/snow/ice climb

Gyala Peri (Nyenchen Tanglha Shan,[3] although it is sometimes included in Namcha Barwa Himal of the Himalayas.

Gyala Peri lies just north of the Great Bend of the Yarlung Tsangpo River, the main river of southeastern Tibet, which becomes the Brahmaputra in India. It is 22 km NNW of the higher Namcha Barwa.


Notable features

Gyala Peri has great vertical relief above the Tsangpo gorge and is the highest peak of the Nyenchen Tanglha Shan.[3]

Climbing history

The first ascent of Gyala Peri was in 1986, by a Japanese expedition, via the South Ridge. The group spent about one and one-half months on the mountain.[2] The U.K. Alpine Club's Himalayan Index[4] lists no other ascents.

Footnotes

  1. ^ a b c "China I: Tibet - Xizang". Peaklist.org. Retrieved 2013-02-10. 
  2. ^ a b Yoshio Ogata (1991). "A secret mountain". Himalayan Journal (Mumbai: Himalayan Club) 49. Retrieved May 19, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "Nyainqêntanglha Shan". peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2012-11-27. 
  4. ^ "Himalayan Index". London: Alpine Club. Retrieved May 19, 2011. 

Other sources

  • Neate, Jill (1990). High Asia: An Illustrated History of the 7,000 Metre Peaks. Seattle: Mountaineers Books.  
  • U.S. Army Map Service (1955). Namcha Barwa, NH 46-12 (Map). 1:250,000. http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/ams/china/txu-oclc-10552568-nh46-12.jpg. Retrieved 2011-06-08.
  • "Gyala Peri, China". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2013-02-10. 
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