Lunag Ri Massif

Lunag Ri Massif

Lunag Ri Massif seen From Cho Oyu ABC - click to see the description

Lunag Ri is located at the border between Nepal and Tibet, just across Nangpa La (foreground).

The main summit has a prominence of 1175m, and all peaks in the massif are unclimbed, to the exception of Jobo Rinjang (aka Lunag Ri South East, 6778m, located fully within Nepal), which was successfully ascended on 22 April 2009 by David Gottlieb and Joe Puryear. Joe Puryear tragically died in October 2010 while attempting Lapche Kang I (7367m) in Tibet.

Jobo Rinjang (6778m) should not be confused with Jobo Rabzang (6666m), located 12.5km further north.

Shot location: Cho Oyu ABC, Lat 28°7'17"N Lon 86°36'00"E, altitude 5714m, looking SW
(Tingri County - Tibet – 12 September 2009)
on Mar 13, 2011 10:47 am
Image Type(s): Alpine Climbing
Image ID: 704184


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PeteThompson - Mar 19, 2011 12:38 pm - Voted 10/10

Nice picture

and very informative.


Bruno - Mar 28, 2011 11:49 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice picture

Thanks a lot!

steveholmes - Mar 27, 2011 4:17 pm - Hasn't voted

More Info

I have a little update that you may not be aware of. Lunag I was climbed on 27th October 2010 by four french climbers. They climbed a massive route on the SE Face and then descended the route. I only know this as I am travelling to attempt Lunag V and IV in October this year. Great picture though!


Bruno - Mar 28, 2011 11:48 am - Hasn't voted

Re: More Info

Thanks for the info, I indeed did not know at all about this ascent. But by checking this and this link, it appear that they didn't make it to the very top of Lunag Ri (Lunag I). The latest list published by still gives Lunag Ri as unclimbed. Best luck to your for this autumn!

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