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North Ridge Route

Page Type: Route

Location: Sichuan Province, China, Asia

Lat/Lon: 31.00000°N / 103.00000°E

Object Title: North Ridge Route

Route Type: Technical Rock Climb

Time Required: One to two days

Difficulty: Very hard

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Page By: Kenzo Okawa

Created/Edited: Apr 11, 2003 / Apr 14, 2003

Object ID: 157942

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Approach


Build a base camp at the lakeshore (4600m).
It is the end of the glacier. It takes 2 days form Rilong Town.
There is no hut.
In Rilong Town, you can employs porters and horses to the base. The fee is as follows:
Porter : around $15 each day.
Horse : around $30 each day.

Route Description


Cross on the glacier and walking up to the lower part of the North Ridge (around 4900m). The North Ridge is left hand side of photograph (Mount Fattening Sheep Plateau : 5666m ).
It will take 3 houres from base camp.
After that you will have to find the route yourself.
For someone with climbing experience, it should be not so hard.

Essential Gear


Special gear needed to climb up to the top.
In summer season, usually no snow. But being a mountain there can always be unusual weather including snow fall.
In spring, fall and winter, the route is covered by snow and ice.

Miscellaneous Info


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Images

The Fattening Sheep Plateau...