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Anyone know the name of this mountain?

Postby radson » Wed Feb 23, 2011 8:54 pm

Pic taken from Cho Oyu Advanced Base camp (Normal Route). Next to Friendship peak from memory

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Re: Anyone know the name of this mountain?

Postby Damien Gildea » Wed Feb 23, 2011 10:23 pm

I don't know what 'Friendship Peak' is - Pasang Lhamu Peak / Jasamba? - but if it's looking SW from Cho Oyu ABC, across the Nangpa La, it is probably the northern side of Lunag Ri (6895m).
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Re: Anyone know the name of this mountain?

Postby ExcitableBoy » Wed Feb 23, 2011 10:37 pm

That's not 'Fishtail Peak' or some such thing is it?
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Re: Anyone know the name of this mountain?

Postby HeyItsBen » Wed Feb 23, 2011 11:19 pm

ExcitableBoy wrote:That's not 'Fishtail Peak' or some such thing is it?


You're probably thinking of Machapuchare:

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From what I remember I don't think you can legally climb it, but its quite a sight from the end of the Annapurna Circuit or even Pokhara.
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Re: Anyone know the name of this mountain?

Postby radson » Thu Feb 24, 2011 4:55 pm

No offense guys but I will pick Lunag Ri over Machupachare :)
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Re: Anyone know the name of this mountain?

Postby HeyItsBen » Thu Feb 24, 2011 8:33 pm

I'd 2nd that. Looks amazing, nice shot Radson! Almost doesnt' even look real...
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Re: Anyone know the name of this mountain?

Postby Bruno » Sun Mar 13, 2011 3:25 pm

Damien Gildea wrote:I don't know what 'Friendship Peak' is - Pasang Lhamu Peak / Jasamba? - but if it's looking SW from Cho Oyu ABC, across the Nangpa La, it is probably the northern side of Lunag Ri (6895m).

I also don't know what Friendship Peak is, but the picture was definitely taken from Cho Oyu ABC, and the summit to the right is Lunag Ri main summit (6895m), unclimbed. Check here and here for pictures with description.

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On your photo Radson, we can see an additional peak between P6781m and P9895m. That might be P6775m (Lunag III?). The numbers I, II, III and IV is a naming proposed by Joe Puryear, but some peaks might lack sufficient prominence to be fully considered as an independent summit.
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Re: Anyone know the name of this mountain?

Postby radson » Mon Mar 14, 2011 1:51 am

Thanks Bruno, I wonder where in the deep dark recesses of my brain 'friendship peak' came from/ I was referring to the mountain in the centre of the pic below. From my addled memory I recall a story about Nepalis and Tibetans climbing the peak from their respective borders??

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ABC after our lovely weather by radson1, on Flickr
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Re: Anyone know the name of this mountain?

Postby Damien Gildea » Mon Mar 14, 2011 9:41 am

Bruno_Tibet wrote:... but some peaks might lack sufficient prominence to be fully considered as an independent summit.

:D

Without checking, I said 'Friendship Peak' might be Pasang Lhamu Chuli / Jasamba, only because I remember when they named it PLC, after the first Nepali woman to climb Everest, it was also noted that it had already been climbed, by Japanese in 1986, but from the Tibet side. In those days, Tibet expeditions were often joint expeditions with Chinese (aka Tibetan) climbers, especially when the Japanese were going to new peaks. It now has two or three routes on the southern, Nepal side.
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Re: Anyone know the name of this mountain?

Postby Bruno » Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:08 am

radson wrote:Thanks Bruno, I wonder where in the deep dark recesses of my brain 'friendship peak' came from/ I was referring to the mountain in the centre of the pic below. From my addled memory I recall a story about Nepalis and Tibetans climbing the peak from their respective borders??

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Wow, I think your brain did not suffer much from O2 deprivation, at least less than mine... Googling a bit I could find some references about this Friendship Peak, and even though the exact location is not given, it seems very likely that it is the one on your picture!

It was climbed in October 2005 by a joint Nepal-China expedition, and the Peak was named Nepal-China Friendship peak. Apparently, similar Nepal-Japan and Nepal-Bangladesh Friendship Peaks do also exist...

According to Internet references, the altitude is 6590m or 6591m (some give 5691m and 6561m, but this is probably typing mistakes). The older maps I consulted give 6576m (Nepa), 6592m (Lanzhou) and 6600m (Khumbu Himal), without name.

Prominence of this peak is about 300m. Pasang Lhamu Chuli (aka Jasemba / Nangpa Gosum) is located on the same ridge further S-SE. I prepared a couple of months ago an excel sheet and kml file with all the peaks around Cho Oyu, if you are interested I can send it to you, it is quite helpful to identify some "unknown" peaks.
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Re: Anyone know the name of this mountain?

Postby Bruno » Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:44 am

Damien Gildea wrote:
Bruno_Tibet wrote:... but some peaks might lack sufficient prominence to be fully considered as an independent summit.

:D

I am not against naming and climbing every bump (in the Alps 30m prominence is enough to be included in the 4000ers list...), but I wish SP mountain pages would systematically give the prominence... so we would know what we are talking about... :)

Regarding Pasam Lhamu Chuli, I saw your answer only now after having posted my previous one. It seems Friendship Peak is really another one, as altitude is quite different, and the Nepali would stick to this new naming (given in 1996, three year after her death).
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Re: Anyone know the name of this mountain?

Postby Damien Gildea » Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:46 pm

Bruno_Tibet wrote:I am not against naming and climbing every bump


I am. There are some issues with the Lunag area in particular, but there are other issues there which are worse and no one is talking about.

.. It seems Friendship Peak is really another one, as altitude is quite different


Yes, it does not look like the northern side of PLC from photos I have seen, but I haven't been there so really have no idea. There is a good Cho Oyu topo book by Jan Kielkowski that should clear things up, but I don't have it.
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