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Pumo Ri?

Postby Diver » Thu Apr 25, 2013 5:36 pm

i took this pictures during track from the BC to IBC on Everest Tibetan side. Can someone tell me if the peak pointed by red line is Pumo Ri? How about a sharp looking one to it's left?

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Re: Pumo Ri?

Postby Diego Sahagún » Thu Apr 25, 2013 7:09 pm

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Re: Pumo Ri?

Postby Diver » Thu Apr 25, 2013 7:38 pm

Diego,

thanks for the map. from the map i could see that 3 peaks could be that peak from my picture: Khumbutse, Lingtren and Pumo Ri. That still doesn't answer my question though :)
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Re: Pumo Ri?

Postby boyblue » Thu Apr 25, 2013 11:05 pm

I've never been to the Himalaya in my life and probably never will. But, I love a good Google Earth challenge. :)

FWIW, I tried to duplicate as best as I could the location that your picture was taken. Then I scrolled around to determine the names of the peaks in the view:

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As you can see, the peak that you suspected was Pumo Ri is actually Lingtren. Nuptse is visible through the gap known as Lho La. Moving the point of view a bit to the left (east) reveals Pumo Ri:

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(It's a beautiful day! Shouldn't I be outside hiking somewhere??? :roll: )
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Re: Pumo Ri?

Postby Damien Gildea » Thu Apr 25, 2013 11:50 pm

Nice work, boyblue.

To add, the peak marked '???' is Guangming Peak (6533m/6485m).
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Re: Pumo Ri?

Postby radson » Fri Apr 26, 2013 3:12 am

Well, I was going to guess Lingtren but easy to say so afterwards :)
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Re: Pumo Ri?

Postby Diver » Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:42 pm

boyblue,

thank you for your research! i looked thru different pictures online and couldn't identify it with a good degree of confidence. for some reason i didn't think of google earth!

i took another look at the pictures i have with this new information and i found Pumo Ri on my pictures!! :)

there she is:

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Re: Pumo Ri?

Postby Diver » Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:05 pm

Damien Gildea wrote:Nice work, boyblue.

To add, the peak marked '???' is Guangming Peak (6533m/6485m).


Damien,

Are you sure it's not Khumbutse? Guangming seems to be a 1860m peak in eastern china. I can't find much info on it.

Khumbutse according to a map posted earlier is 6665ft, so it should be visible. Unless this Guangming peak is right in front of it and it hides it nicely.
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Re: Pumo Ri?

Postby Damien Gildea » Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:33 pm

Diver wrote:Damien,

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Are you sure it's not Khumbutse?

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Guangming seems to be a 1860m peak in eastern china.

Yes.

"There are other Guangmings in the lives of men" - Morris Hedgehog

Khumbutse according to a map posted earlier is 6665ft,

Or, 6665m perhaps?

so it should be visible.

Mountains rarely do what they should. But yes, I too thought Khumbutse would be visible, but it's not, because...

...this Guangming peak is right in front of it and it hides it nicely.

Yes, it does.

Khumbutse and Lingtren are better known names as they are visible from Nepal and were known by those names at least as far back as the 1930s. I think Guangming may be a newer name from the Chinese. Some other peaks in the area were re-named by the Chinese after the 1950s.

Guangming Peak is well marked on the Lhanzou Institute Chinese map of the area (one of the better maps around) though the altitude is 6485, whereas on the excellent Bradford Washburn / NG map it is 6533m, and also marked as Guangming Peak.
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Re: Pumo Ri?

Postby Diver » Sat Apr 27, 2013 3:01 am

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