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Postby xDoogiex » Fri Sep 18, 2009 4:45 am

Mt. Lenin


There are probably tornados around Mt. Sunflower I would assume. Tornados will f you up


What see my chances of survival of going to Mt. Washington in January?
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Re: Most dangerous mountain?

Postby Andes6000 » Tue Feb 08, 2011 4:15 pm

From a climber's perspective K2. It has claimed more experienced climbers than Everest for instance. The "normal" route takes some serious skills and then comes fate. Not anyone with a wad of cash can climb a few mountains and crown K2. The death ratio is 1 fatality in 7 summits, as was said in an article I read, it's almost like playing russian roulette. The next most dangerous mountain is any which is taken for granted.
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Postby TimB » Tue Feb 08, 2011 6:52 pm

Sierra Ledge Rat wrote:
xDoogiex wrote:Mt. Sunflower


I was wondering about this peak myself. People are getting killed left and right by mad cows on Mt. Sunflower.
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"tongued" to death??
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Re: Most dangerous mountain?

Postby Kiefer » Wed Feb 09, 2011 12:47 am

I'd also have to say K2.

But another question related to this is, does anyone know of any of the peaks inside Bhutan now it's open to travel
and peoples from the west? There has GOT to be some gnarly-ass, dangerous peaks in that country.
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Re: Most dangerous mountain?

Postby Hotoven » Wed Feb 09, 2011 4:39 pm

Kiefer Thomas wrote:I'd also have to say K2.

But another question related to this is, does anyone know of any of the peaks inside Bhutan now it's open to travel
and peoples from the west? There has GOT to be some gnarly-ass, dangerous peaks in that country.


Gangkhar Puensum is the highest peak and its first Ascent was in 1998. Its 24,836, so its nothing to sneeze at.
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Re: Most dangerous mountain?

Postby Bruno » Wed Feb 09, 2011 5:00 pm

Hotoven wrote:
Kiefer Thomas wrote:I'd also have to say K2.

But another question related to this is, does anyone know of any of the peaks inside Bhutan now it's open to travel
and peoples from the west? There has GOT to be some gnarly-ass, dangerous peaks in that country.


Gangkhar Puensum is the highest peak and its first Ascent was in 1998. Its 24,836, so its nothing to sneeze at.

Gagkhar Puensum is actually unclimbed. At an altitude of 7'570m, it is the highest unclimbed mountain in the world.

What was climbed by Japanese in 1999 (and not 1998) in the same massif is Liangkang Kangri (or Gankhar Puensum North), a sub-peak at 7'535m.
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Re: Most dangerous mountain?

Postby Hotoven » Thu Feb 10, 2011 3:07 pm

Bruno_Tibet wrote:
Hotoven wrote:
Kiefer Thomas wrote:I'd also have to say K2.

But another question related to this is, does anyone know of any of the peaks inside Bhutan now it's open to travel
and peoples from the west? There has GOT to be some gnarly-ass, dangerous peaks in that country.


Gangkhar Puensum is the highest peak and its first Ascent was in 1998. Its 24,836, so its nothing to sneeze at.

Gagkhar Puensum is actually unclimbed. At an altitude of 7'570m, it is the highest unclimbed mountain in the world.

What was climbed by Japanese in 1999 (and not 1998) in the same massif is Liangkang Kangri (or Gankhar Puensum North), a sub-peak at 7'535m.


Ohh so the sub-peak was climbed instead. Thanks for the correction! :)
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Re: Most dangerous mountain?

Postby Bruno » Thu Feb 10, 2011 3:40 pm

Hotoven wrote:Ohh so the sub-peak was climbed instead. Thanks for the correction! :)

Welcome! You can find the expedition report for Liangkang Kangri here:
http://www.jac.or.jp/english/jan/vol1/GANKARPUNZUM.pdf

It is not a major peak, as its prominence is "only" 195m. Exact location and more details can be found in the excellent lists at 8000ers.com, if you download the list called "High Asia - All mountains and main peaks above 6750 m":
http://www.8000ers.com/cms/en/download.html?func=select&id=3
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