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    Akobay: Northeast Ridge/Flank
    Aksu E.II Peak: South Face
    Aksu East Peak: Southeast Face
    Aksu NE Peak: East Couloir
    Aksu S. Peak: Northwest wall
    Aksu: Southwest Face
    Bogda I: Northeast Ridge
    Bogda II NE Summit: Northeast Spur
    Bogda II SE Peak: Northeast couloir
    Bogda IV South Peak: East Face
    Bogda V: Northwest Ridge
    Dadongou: North Face
    Daxigouxizi SE Peak: South Flank
    Daxigouxizi: Southwest face
    Dayou: Southeast ridge
    Donggou N II Peak: Northwest Face
    Eking: South Ridge
    Erdaren: North Face
    Ganghe N. Peak: Northwest Face
    Ganghe NW Peak: Northwest face
    Ganghe: Northwest Face
    Haigou South Peak: North Ridge
    Haigou SW Peak: Western Gully
    Haigou: West Ridge
    Hongfeng: West Face
    Ico NW Peak: Northridge
    Ico: Ico pass from the North
    Ico: Ico pass from the South
    Ico: North Face
    Karaqorak SW Peak; NW Ridge
    Karaqorak: Northwest Wall
    Koko NE Peak: Southeast Ridge
    Koko North Peak; West Ridge
    Koko: Northwest Face
    Lixin: West Ridge
    Malu North Peak: North Ridge
    Malu: Northwest Face
    Nanfeng East Peak: Northeast ridge
    Nanfeng NE.: North Spur
    Nanfeng North Peak: West Ridge
    Nanfeng South Peak: East Ridge
    Nanfeng SW I Peak: West Face
    Nanfeng West Peak: Northwest Couloir
    Nanfeng: West Face
    Nanfeng: West Ridge
    North Aksu NE Peak: Southeast Ridge
    North Aksu: Southeast Couloir
    Tianchi: North Couloir
    West Ico Peak: Northeast Face
    Xifeng S. Peak: Northeast Flank
    Xifeng: North Face
    Xigou: Northwest Peak
    Ziyenzan NW Peak: North Face
    Ziyenzan West Peak; North Face
    Ziyenzan: North Face
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Hiker's and Climber's Guide to the World's Mountains and Volcanos (4th Edition)
by Michael R. Kelsey
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Footprints on the Peaks: Mountaineering in China
by Liu Zhenkai

Bogda Shan Mountain Group
Height: 17,874 feet (5,448 meters)
Location: Tien Shan, Xinjiang, China, Asia
Lat/Lon: 43.48N, 88.22E
Maintainer: Johan Heersink -- View Contributors
Last Edited: Aug 28, 2005
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This page is under continuous construction!    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

*****AND IT IS UNDER VERY HEAVY CONSTRUCTION RIGHT NOW: AFTER PASTING THE GENERAL CHAPTERS AND THE 117 MOUNTAINS, THE GROUPS, THE CAMPS AND THE BETTER PART OF THE MAJOR GROUPS, IT WAS DAZZLING BEFORE MY EYES, IT MIGHT TAKE ME MONTHS, (MORE LIKELY EVEN YEARS), TO MAKE THIS PAGE IN WHAT I WANT IT TO BE EVENTUALLY*****



Despite the fact that it will already make it easily one of the biggest SP mountain pages, the information I will put up at the starting of the page, is only a beginning. This page is meant to be under continuous construction for the coming years. So it is a framework, by far not finished, and it probably will never be really finished. New information will be added continuously and I hope I will get some help from others in this also. If you go to the Bogda and discover new lines, convenient walk in routes, nice camp spots or anything else, please add a comment at the concerned chapter and I will intergrate it as soon as I notice.
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What is on this page?    ( Add Info | View More Info (1 Post) | Add a Photo )

This page is meant to be a sort of brief guide book to the Bogda Shan: Up to now none was in existance and the work I have been doing on this material I consider a first step in lateron producing and publishing a fully fledged guide book to the Bogda Shan. What does it contain?

1) For certain the usual information that is to be found on all decent mountain pages on Summitpost: How to get there, Camping possibilities, Red tape, conditions and so on.

2) Information about the 23 major access ways into the mountains which together can bring you to all of the 18 major distinctive groups containing 4000+ mountains. These are called gullies in the Bogda. You will be informed about where they are to be found, where you would have to start up them, how long they stretch, which mountain groups they give access to and so on.

4) Information about 21 convenient base camp spots in the Bogda and Dabanshan from where all 113 described mountains can be climbed. The Upper Sangecha Camp spot is meant to be the future location of our Mountaineering hut.

5) Description of the 19 distinctive groups of mountains of Bogda Shan where peaks of over 4000 meter are to be found. Summing up of the peaks located in the specific ranges

6) A seperate Chapter for each of the 113 peaks that are higher than 4000 meter, with information about height, position, difficulty of easiest route, how to get there, climbing history and more.

7) A seperate chapter for each of the 83 major glaciers of the bogda shan with info about their length, surface area, position, peaks that feed the glacier and so on.
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Routes on Bogda Shan Mountains    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

It is a dream of mine to in the future put up seperate mountain pages of most or even all Bogda Shan mountains. But.........that is fated to remain a dream for a long time! With my busy daily job, time for working on my summitpost pages is anyway very limited. To that comes that for the coming half year I have material to work on for at least 30 mountain pages of peaks in other Xinjiang and Tibet mountain ranges.

However, I think the information about routes contained in the chapters on the individual mountains on this page is by far to limited to get started with. As I know the Bogda range intrinsically by now, I however have the knowledge for route descriptions on most of the peaks. As a route page costs me much less time to construct in comparison with a fully fledged mountain page with routes on it, I have decided to put up detailed route information of routes on a whole set of Bogda Shan mountains on this page for the time of being.

However, creating a hundred and something route pages is quite a job in itself: Even if i put up one a day it will take me months to complete this work. So be patient. If there are any questions concerning the climbing on peaks of which not yet a route is on, you can always contact me directly and I will answer you in detail as soon as I can.
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Photographs    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

This page will consist of over 200 chapters, and I am well aware that this will make for tough reading. To keep such a "book" interesting to plough through Photographs are essential and the page will need several hundred photographs in the end. However even the potential of all the Urumqi summitposter, most of which are close friends of mine, is limited and in order to put together a comprehensive set of photographs a Mont Blanc size pile of work has to be done: Going through our respective archives, selecting good pictures, attaching them to the right chapters and above all going out into the Bogda to obtain what we not already have, and that is the majority! To start with this page will not have more photographs than the average size mountain page, but in time more and more will come up. Hope you understand that I can't built Rome in one day.
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Credits    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

I would have been never, ever able to gather all the information I needed on my own, and I am very grateful that I had the help of a great number of men with intrisicate knowledge of the Bogda mountains credits go out to:
- Hu Fung Ling.
- John Shen.
- Lao Zhao Ziyung. (That his soul may have peace in the realms of the mountain god now.......)
- Aree.
- Frank Graaf.
- Bob Keaty.
- Kafir Chen. (The majority of the photographs on this page have been made by him)
- Wang & Wang of "The North Goat" outdoor equipment store Urumqi,
- All at "No4 Sheep Pen Bar", the climbers hangout of Urumqi
- Yuan Guoying, chairman of the Xinjiang ecological society
- Li Wi Dong of the Zoological Department of the China Academy of sciences.
- Ester Bauman, for ananlysing the satelite pictures
- Atla Abdulin, for keeping me going on with the work
- the People's Liberation Army, for providing me with the staff maps.
- Mi Desheng, cartographer of the Lanzhou Institute of Glaciology
- Kong Baocun, of Kashgar Silk Road Expedition Services
- All those I forgot to mention here
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Bogda Shan from Outer Space    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

The Bogda Shan belongs to those places on earth that has been very well covered in satelite photography. I did not want to withhold you some pictures that show the huge contrast between the bleak desert plains and majestic Bogda towering almost 5 kilometer above them.

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Copyright    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

I did not create this information for Summitpost in the first place. Main goal was including it in the presentation we have made for obtaining finance from the Board of Dabanshan region for building and maintaining the planned Bogda Mountaineering hut. In the process I have copyrighted the mountain and the glacier information as it is of geographical significance and is meant to be part of a book to be published in the future.
Now, I am not a jerk and if you mean to use the material for your private purposes, feel free to download it onto your computer. If however you plan to publish it in any form or want to use it for commercial purposes, you should obtain a written permission from me. Even in this however I will not be overly restrictive.
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Overview    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Why a group page for the Bogda Shan? I have several reasons for this. First I have set myself the goal of giving all the 113 peaks of the Bogda over 4000 meter a mountain page one day. But everybody will understand that that is not a job I will have finished next month or even next year: By now I have enough material and knowledge for about 15 of the intended pages - and even putting up those goes slow as my time is limited -, so there is a gargantuan job to be done before I can realize my intentions. So my first goal is to have at least something at hand about the complete set at mountains.

Most of you will not know the Bogda Shan group, and those who know its name probably have no knowledge of any detail. OK, I admit that this page makes for an evening or more of tough reading and geographical study, but if you combine that with purchasing the Bogda Uia issue in the "Snow mountains of China" map series, you will have gathered quite intrinsicate knowledge of the range. So, another goal is to educate you about this magnificent range of West China, which is the most accessible high mountain area of entire China.

In the chapters about the individual mountains I will all the time add an active link, once a page about that specific mountain has come up. So this is meant to be a kind of starting page for Bogda Shan in the future where one can pick a mountain according to its height, specific difficulty, position in the range or other and click through to the preferred object. For a start now we will have to do with only four active links as this is the number of mountains of the Bogda that already have a summitpost page.

A more general motive is promoting my most beloved range. Sure, I love the giants of the Central Tien Shan, the Kunlun, the Karakoram, Pamir and so on, but when it comes to it: There is nothing like the Bogda! When I wake up in the morning I see the splendid glaciers and the jagged peaks on the horizon, and even the 5000th time is a revelation in itself. With large Urumqi city at only 54 Kilometer from the main Bogda peak and road connections into the foothills and even up to Tianchi lake being fair, the potential for development of mountaineering in this range is greater than with everything else in China.

Climbing in Urumqi is quickly becoming popular and with several friends I am setting up plans now for building and manning a European style mountaineering and hiking hut at the head of the Sangecha gully from where access to well over a dozen of the peaks in this page will be easy. We are sure that the hut will speed up the gaining of popularity of the bogda mountains. Further plans include the setting up of a rock and ice climbing centre/school by Hu Fung Ling at Salt Lake settlement, close to the Southern foot of the Bogda. So see this page as pure promoting of Bogda: Its days in the sun of mountaineering will soon come, and I want you all to know this cheap possibility of high altitude mountaineering in West China.

Besides all other reason, I just like to make, every now and then, a nice detour from my own scientific specialisations - Hydrology, Ichytiology and Ecology - into the field of geography. Now, I know that compared to men like Mi Desheng I am only an amateur, but at least one that knows what he is doing.
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Getting There    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

The clearly most convenient place for starting a trip to Bogda Shan is Urumqi, the 2.5 million capital of Xinjiang Uyghur autonomous region. Nowadays Urumqi can be reached directly with several international flights, including some coming from Europe, Moscow, Islamabad, Almaty and Bishkek. It can also be reached conveniently by daily internal flights from Beijing by China airlines, however it might be most beautifull to take the 48 hour express train 4000 kilometer all through China, starting in Beijing. This is also a lot cheaper than flying.

Urumqi has a very good, very modern infrastructure and in its 20 outdoor shops you can find about anything you will need for a trip in the mountains. Apart from this it is the seat of the China Xinjiang Mountaineering Association as well as the "No. 4 Sheep pen bar", (funny way of saying "camp IV"), the hangout of the quickly growing local climbing scene. Cheap and good hotel accomodation can be found anywhere in the city, with double rooms with shower coming at 12-15 $ a night and dorm room beds at $ 3.

The usual approach of climbing in Bogda Shan is from the North, and it takes a longer drive to get to the isolated South from where you would start for climbing roughly half of the described peak. From Urumqi a two hour drive brings you to one of the entrances of the Northern gullies in the foothills of Bogda Shan at around 1900 meter elevation. In summer a public bus goes all the way to some of the villages at the entrances of the gullies, but outside of season you will first have to go to Fukang an persuade a taxi driver to bring you to the, now closed, desired place. He might ask a little more for it than the fare his meter indicates: The hairpin roads and bumpy tracks up the lower slopes are not fun driving in winter! Another alternative is hiring a jeep in Urumqi, which will cost about 350 yuan, (USD 40,-) to bring you to the desired starting point for a walk in.

Most of the walk ins by way of the Northern gullies will take two days to complete, but very strong hikers may make it in just one day up some of the better gully trails. In winter it goes up to at least 3 days as the snow will be deep in most parts now. In all the villages at the gully entrances and at Tianchi lake you can hire pack animals for transport of your materials

The south of Bogda Shan, also called Dabanshan is much less developed and that makes getting there a little more difficult. As there are no public buses to most of the higher settlements in the mountains you will have to hire transport in Urumqi for the 150 kilometer there. As the second half of the drive is in rough terrain, 4 wheel drive jeeps are highly recommended. About every travel agency in town can arrange one for you on short order. The total price for a jeep drive to Sangecha and being picked up there again is 700 to 800 Rmb. or about 85-95 $.

The normal duration for walk ins by way of the Southern gullies is also 2 days, although for the very long ones in the Southeast 3 days is probably more comfortable.
As there is very little snowfall in the Dabanshan it remains quite accessible in winter also and no more time is needed for the hikes than in summer. Again here you can hire pack animals for material transport at the villages at the end of the gullies.
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Red Tape    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Mountain climbing on peaks of over 4000 meter requires a permit in China and we are talking exclusively summits of 4002 up to 5448 meter here. In principle for climbing any of these you need a official permit. They will cost $ 30 per climber per peak. The China Xinjiang Mountaineering Association is the organisation officially entitled to issue this permits. The most direct way to obtain them is to apply for it at their Urumqi office and you will pay upon the issuing of the permit there. A second possibility is to contact a local, licensed agent to do the paperwork with CXMA for you. In this case it will get a little more expensive due to the commission the agent charges. In season it is also possible to just go to the entrance of the Tianchi Nature Preserve and pay the charge to the warden of the Preserve. In all case, upon entering the preserve, you will be due to pay a small charge for the Preserve also.

There is a distinctive difference between the North and the South Bogda Shan. The Northern reaches, within the Tianchi Nature Preserve resorting under the jurisdiction of CXMA as far as mountaineering is concerned. The South, which is not part of any Nature Preserve is another case. This area is under the jurisdiction of the Sports Committee of the Dabanshan local Administration. At present they do not charge any mountaineering fees, so here you are free to go and climb whereever you want without charge. This might however change in the future, so keep informed when planning to go there!

Mountain climbing permit policy of China    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

It is likely that in the near future changes will be made in the charges for peaks in China, as more and more area's go over in control of private enterprises, but at the moment the following peak fees for climbing mountains in China are applicable. These fees are for peaks that have been climbed at least one time before.

MOUNTAIN PERMIT FEE MAX. GROUP SIZE
Qomolangma, (Mnt. Everest) $ 5.000,- 10 + Ex.Leader
Qogori, (K2) $3.250,- 10 + Ex.Leader
Cho Oyu $3.000,- 10 + Ex.Leader
Xixabangma, (Shisha Pangma) $3.000,- 10 + Ex.Leader
Other 8000+ Peaks $1.760,- 10 + Ex.Leader
7000 to 8000 Meter $1.080,- 10 + Ex.Leader
6000 to 7000 Meter $700,- 10 + Ex.Leader
Below 6000 Meter $30,- Per Climber


For each member above the number of 10 an additional charge will be made: 10% for every extra member.

Virgin peaks, that is mountains who have never been climbed before, have much higher peek fees. How much exactly is charged depends on fact as whether it is in a closed or open area, the exact height, how much interest is shown in it etc. In the present the height of the fee has become somewhat negotiable, depending on with who you are specifically dealing. This are the ranges for fees, (note that in China peaks like unclimbed 8011 meter high Broad peak North summit are considered independent objectives and thus are charged as being so);

PEAKS OF: PERMIT FEE MAXIMUM GROUP SIZE
8000 Meter and Above $27.000,- to $41.000,- 10 + Ex.Leader
7000 Meter and above $1.500,- to $10.000,- 10 + Ex.Leader
6000 Meter and above $1.000,- to $5000,- 10 + Ex.Leader
Below 6000 Meter $30,- Per Climber


Officially for new routes on mountains that were already climbed by another way the fees are twice as high as the normal price, but this also has become negotiable, and they might just let you go on the normal charge.

Being over 4000 meter, but lower than 6000 meter, the normal charge for a mountaineering permit on the mountains described on this page would be $ 30,- per climber, but as you can see in the red tape section it is avoidable, if one climbs in the Southern, Dabanshan part because the peak is in the Dabanshan, as there is no active permit policy enforcement there.

When To Climb    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Climbing in Bogda Shan is still very much a summer affair. Chinese climbing is still young and in the stage of "tackling the most obvious peaks on their easiest routes and in the best season", so it was coincidence that the first ever winter attempts were made simultaniosly during the Chinese new year holiday this year. One party consisted of myself and Bob Keaty, the other was a training course of local guides under and instuctor of CXMA. However none of real significance was climbed by either party.

So one could say that summer is still the best season for climbing in the Bogda Shan, say from late May to late September. But one should realize that the precipation in the whole range is higher in summer and combined with higher temperatures makes for greater avalanche danger. However, a lot of the East and South slopes are mainly rock faces and only high on the Northeast a small hanging glacier clings to it here and unless you go directly under the glaciers snouts there is not much avalanche danger except after unusually heavy summer snow fall.

Winter climbing in the Bogda Shan is feasible, we have proven that recently. Amazing enough we found that conditions are in fact no more difficult than in summer. With July and August being the most snow rich months, winter does not see the special difficulties with deep snow that are so characteristic for many other mountain ranges. The South is completely lacking the problems with deep snow on the approaches, that hamper climbing from the north and snow layers in Sanchecha valley seldom exceeds 10 cm.

The other problem is the cold. The Tien Shan is a very Northernly range and temperatures that are usual at 8 kilometer in Himalaya and Karakoram are already found in Bogda at the moderate altitudes of 4-5 kilometer. This means that for winterclimbing here full expedition gear is necessary, with down suits being no luxury at all. Good winter camping skills are also obligatory and especially the cooking demands extra attention: Gas stoves are troublesome in the extreme cold and kerosine burning is much more reliable.


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Camping    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Provided you have paid for necessary permits, as far as the Tianchi preservation area and the North Bogda Shan is concerned you are allowed to camp out anywhere you like in the gullies, forests and on the mountains. Take care however not to bother the local nomads and their livestock. This is a pristine nature area, so be sure not to make a mess out of your campsites. In the mountaineering camp sector of this page you will find a whole set of convenient base camp spots described.
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Mountain Conditions    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

complete set of media in Urumqi gives weather forecasts for the entire region. But it is somehow tricky to go for just the forecast for Urumqi city as the mountains tend to create there own weather. Even a specific forecast for the Bogda Shan can be misleading as the climate differs greatly in the North and the South, and mostly the forecasts are concerning the much wetter North.

Informing with your agent, local or foreign, mostly should do the job. Myself I have contacted one of the local Kazakh families and they have given me their telephone number in order to get information from the spot concerning the South of the range. I do not know however if they will agree that I put it on SP, I will have to inform about that next time I speak to them. The park warden of the Tianchi reserve knows in detail what's up there and through the years has learned to look at it with a mountaineers eye

On the web you will find little to nothing about either weather or conditions, but in general it can be said that both are generally good to excellent in the South Bogda Shan, and somewhat more troublesome in the North, especially in late summer. If you go to the Bogda Shan you are always welcome to contact me as mostly I know what's up in the mountains here.
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General climate of Bogda Shan    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Note that this are not data that apply for the higher slopes on the mountain but general climatic data that apply for 1900 meter high Tianchi lake and 1850 meter Sangecha settlement. The adiabatic cooling in the Bogda is about 0.6 degree centigrade per 100 meter altitude gain: This means that the summit region of 4275 meter Xifeng peak has an average januari temperature of -32 centigrade, with daytime highs not exceeding -18 and possible nightime temperatures going as low as -45.

Chiefly under the influence of the northwest air current and lying in the waist of the Asian Continent, the climate of obvious characteristic produces such a fact that it is arid and schorchingly hot on the level ground of the mountain foot and humid and cold in the middle and upper section of the mountain area. The four seasons are not so distinct, January being the coldest month when the temperature averages - 16 C --- -19 C, while July, the hottest month, has an average temperature of 10 --- 12 C. With the yearly precipitation of no more than 200 mm, the months of July and August have the heaviest rainfall, take 2/3 of that in one year. The period for snow accumulation comes between the end of September and that of May of the next year, during which time the snow is up to about 65 centimeters and make it inconvenient to go onto the mountains. The average velocity being 2.7 --- 2.9 meters per second, strong wind seldom frequents the peak area. In one day, it generally turns bad after noon when the velocity and cloudiness increase. In short, it is advisable to have mountaineering activities in the three months of June, July and August of a year.
*****Thanks to China Xinjiang Mountaineering Association for providing the data
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Arid climate of the Dabanshan    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Most of the Central Asian high mountain ranges are reknowned for their foul and changeable weather. Good examples are the Pamir and the Central Tien Shan where so many climbers and hikers have been killed by sudden breaks in the weather. Probably at Kongur Shan in the Western Kunlun it is worst with, seldomly periods of good weather lasting more than a day or two.

The Bogda Shan is however an exception to this rule. Weather in the whole range is often good and stable for long periods, and even climbing in the North is seldomly a problem in summer season. There are however striking differences in the weather patter between the Northern and the Southern slope. All the more remarkable because the distances are tiny for mountain standards.

The North is usually quite wet in summer with regular snowfall and relatively low temperatures, but warm in the days, making climing a hazardous adventure on many routes. On the Contrary, the South is exeedingly hot during summer days with no precipation to speak of. Most of the (few) Southern glaciers are bare ice in the summertime and there are few to no avalanches. Nightime summer temperatures do not differ to much but those in the South are slightly higher.

Winter sees an even bigger disparity. The North receives considerable snowfall and from beginning december all through April it is almost impossible to walk into the base camps at the foot of the mountain, because of waist to shoulder deep snows. In summer it already takes 2 days to walk in, in winter it becomes rather 4-5. But surprise, the South is extremely accessible in wintertime: Almost no snowfall at all and even 15 cm is exceptionally deep. If there is any snow, it will evaporate very quickly in the extreme dry air. All the major gullies of the South Bogda or Dabanshan, of which Sangeecha is the major one are indeed winter pasturing area's of the local herders!

The setback with all this good news are the very low temperatures that are the rule. Even with the fact that 95% or more of the winter days are very bright and sunny the temperature above 2000 meter never gets above -15 centigrade and in cold nights can fall well below -40. This makes for that it is not a place for unexperienced winter climbers/campers to go to. Camp here in winter demands utter discipline and the best of materials. When we got there we used LPG gas as fuel, but kerosine would be much better as the gas containers get so cold that special measurements are necessary to get them going.

Winter nights in the Dabanshan are exceptionally long: By six in the evening it is pitch dark, - Well there are always the 10's of thousands of stars and if you are lucky a bright full moon -, and daylight is only full again at 10 in the morning. Although thus you have very short days for climbing and hiking activities, it is a real torture to start up your brewing and cooking activities before the sun hits the tent. When finally the hut will be there, things will become a lot easier, allowing visitors to start real early, hit the road when the sun comes up, and only returning when darkness falls again.

To add one more good thing to the winter conditions of the whole Bogda Shan: Strong winds are most unusual in the entire area. In the North typical windspeeds are 2-4 meter per second and the South is even beter, it is mostly completely windstill over there. All these niceties have however one setback: With the absence of wind and zero percent air humidity you are often not aware how cold it really is and that could bring you viscious frostbite without even noticing its development.
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Boundaries of the area described    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

The peaks and glaciers that are described on this page are all found in the West Bogda Shan, This is only about 40 % of the surface area of the range. It stretches for many dozens of kilometers eastwards. Although the highest part of the range is found within the described area and the density of peaks is highest here, a whole score of peaks over 4000 meter are found in the eastern part. This part of the Bogda is however much less well know, much more difficult to reach and much less populated, so as I lack real knowledge about it I have left it out of the description for now. When my knowledge will expand in the future, I may add this area to the page.

The area that is covered on this page has a West East axis of 47 Kilometer and a North-South axis of 37 kilometer, so a total surface area of 1739 square kilometer, or about 39% of the entire Bogda Shan. It is found withing the following extremities:

NORTHWEST;
East; 88 Degrees 00 Minutes
North; 44 Degrees 00 Minutes

SOUTHWEST;
East; 88 Degrees 00 Minutes
North; 43 Degrees 40 Minutes

NORTHEAST;
East: 88 Degrees 35 Minutes
North; 44 Degrees 00 Minutes

SOUTHEAST;
East; 88 Degrees 35 Minutes
North; 43 Degrees 40 Minutes

Maps of the Bogda Shan    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Several good maps of the Bogda Shan mountain range are in existance and they are readily available at the better bookshops in Urumqi. A good choice would be the locally available topographic maps on 1;100.000 scale: They are not to expensive and fairly accurate, but on a to large scale to enable you to do any climbing planning in detail. Disadvantage however is that they are in Chinese.

By far the best choice however would be to purchase the 1;50.000 "Bogda Uia" issue in the "snow mountains of China" series, produced by the Lanzhou Institute of Glaciology and Geocreology. It is a pretty price map, but it is about the best in its sort. Top knotch map dealers aroung the world should be able to order this map for you under ISBN no. 7-80545-148-6/K.148 at the Xian Cartographic Publishing House, 124 Youyi East Road, Xian, China 710054.

If this fails, you could also ask directly at the Lanzhou Institute of Glaciology and Geocryology: 260 Donggang West Road, Lanzhou, China 730000, tel. no.00869318278299, fax. no. 00869318885241, e-mail, liggplan@ns.lzb.ac.cn.

If everything else fail you could contact the authorized dealer for the "snow moutains of China" maps in Xinjiang: Mr Kong Baocun, kongtour@urumqi.cngb.com At a price of about $30,- per map (+ sending costs), he is able to sent you any of the 13 maps of this serie. Be sure to mention in your request that you want the map in the English language.

Nowadays you can also order the Snow Mountains of China maps online: Order the Bogda Shan Map.

You should however be aware that none of the maps available for Bogda is a detailed topo as are available for most mountains in Europe and North America. Route finding thus is still a matter of personal skill and intuition and should not be taken lightly: The map is only a general help.

Like in many countries the top knotch in maps consists of the most recent prints of military staff maps, but unlike in some European countries they are not openly available for the general public. It is completely forbidden for foreigners to be in possession of this kind of maps which exist in 1;25.000 and 1;50.000 varieties. Also the vast majority of Chinese citizens is excluded from buying copies.

However, public use of staff maps is not totally blocked: Certain personal members of companies licensed to work in mountain climbing & hiking, with a special paper signed and stamped by the leadership of the company are allowed to buy certain maps from the military series.

As my company is officially working here in the mentioned activities and we do have a Chinese personnel member, since short we have permission to buy maps concerning the mountain area's we are active in, including the Bogda Shan. The maps are of extraordinary quality, but nothing of it may be copied or leave the People's Republic of China. If however you come to Urumqi and you can reasonably convince us that you intentions are strickly recreational, you can contact us and could use our maps or we buy copies for you, - On the written promise you will not try to take them home -

List of abbreviations    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

In order to keep a little sane during working on the material for this page, I here and there used abbreviations. Although I tried to keep that as little as possible, here a list of what it means.

d.=Degrees
m.= Minutes
Deg.= Degrees
Min.= Minutes
Sec.= Seconds
Lat.= Latitude
Long.=Longitude
Mnt.=Mountain
Gl.=Glacier
N.=North
E.=East
S.=South
W.=West
NE.=Northeast
SE.=Southeast
SW.=Southwest
NNE.=Northnortheast
ENE.=Eastnortheast
ESE.=Eastsoutheast
SSE.=Southsoutheast
SSW.=Southsouthwest
WSW.=Westsouthwest
WNW.=Westnorthwest
NNW.=Northnorthwest
CMA=China Mountaineering Association
CXMA=China Xinjiang Mountaineering Association
m.=Meter
met.=Meter
km.=Kilometer
Km.=Kilometer
Ur.= Urumqi
AofS=China Academy of Sciences
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Map division    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

In the chapters of the 117 mountains you will find the stating of a map kwadrant code, indicating where the peak can be found on the "Snow Mountains of China" map, (Which is gridless) This works as follows: Fold the map double on its length axis and after that fold it double twice in its North South axis. The following numbered division into 8 parts emerges then:

1......2......3......4

5......6.......7.....8

As you see the digit is in all cases followed by a letter, somthing like 5b. the letter is assigned in the following way. Take one of the 8 map parts and divide it like;

a.....b

d.....c

Thus the map is divided in 32 seperate parts, which makes it much easier to find an individual peak on it. Hope this makes sense to you.

Choice of the mountains    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Making a list of mountains is always somewhat arbitrary, as, whatever you do, you never please everybody with the system you choose. What is a mountain? According to the UIAA a peak can be called an independent mountain if it has a drop to a col or saddle to the nearest higher one of at least 400 meter. Other methods of determining independency of peaks involve rules like a drop of 8% at least to the nearest higher ones. I am of the opinion that both rules are completely unworkable in young ranges like the ones of West China. I will give you an example: In the Central Kunlun we find the Kaxtax Shan with its unbroken Southwall facing the great Kunlun rift for over 125 kilometer. There are found over 80 peaks in the ridge spreaded over its entire length, but if we apply the rules mentioned here before, there would only be 1 peak that could be classified as "independent", The highest, Kaxtax I! 6700 meter peaks that are over 85 kilometer distant should, if the rules were applied to the letter, be called: Kaxtax Northwest nr 71 summit and so on. Hope you can see how ridiculous this is!

Now in China we have a very nice and practical rule avoiding all this nonsense. CMA stated long a go "A mountain is a mountain if climbers think its a worthwhile goal in itself for an ascent" Maps here are made with this in the mind and that results in a pretty practical solution. I compared the "Snow Mountains of China" map of the Bogda Shan with the most recent issue of the corresponding Military staff maps, and if doubt did arise I gave preference to the staff maps information. Thus I ended up with 113 peaks of over 4000 meter. In the namegiving however I have built in the 400 meter rule. If a drop in comparison to the main peak is less than this I expressed that in the name: For instance the drop from Main Xifeng Peak to the SW peak is less than 400 meter, so I called it "Xifeng Southwest Peak" The drop to the South peak however is much greater than 400 meter so I called it "South Xifeng"

Hope it is all a bit comprehensible to you all, but it remains that one always can discuss classification systems

Height of the Peaks    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Different maps often give different heights for the same peak. As it is pretty nasty bussiness to go measure everything yourself one has to make a choice when compiling mountain lists. I have choosen for this listing to use the values of the Military staff maps of the 1996 edition. This results however that if you compare my values with those on the snow mountains of China map of Bogda Shan, you will find slight differences, (although in no case more than 30 meters). A lot of the mountains are a few meter lower in the values that I have used, only boda V, (1 meter) and Bogda I, (3 meter) are higher on the military maps. It has painstakingly been proven that Bogda I is indeed 5448 meter and not 5445 meter as was long believed. However the old value has stuck in many uses. For example we have a outdoor shop here called "5445" and it had little craving for several reasons to change its name: 5448 does not sound so nice!

Mountain coordinates    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

A mountain must have coordinates in order for someone to be able to find it on a map or by way of GPS compass tracing. Now, it sucks that the best map available for the general public does not have a grid, (Bogda Uia entry in the "Snow mountains of China" map series). For certain the military staff maps have a very precise grid and on this the entries of Longitude/Latitude is based. However, among the entire membership of Summitpost there are at best 8 people who have legal access to Chinese military maps, and Kenzo Okawa and Me are the only non Chinese among them. This sucks too, but that is the way it is. With the data I am giving in the 113 Mountain chapters and the 83 glacier chapters it is however easy for you to draw a grid on the Bogda Uia map, at least if you are in possesion of basic knowledge of grids, but I guess that is available with most SP members.
The Longitude/Latitude entries are found in the following form here:

Example: "East 88 Deg. 16 Min. 7"

88 here is the gradiant meaning that the peak is on the Eastern part of the globe, 88 degrees to the East of Greenwich where the Eastern 0 degree is found, this al on a scale running from 0 to 180 - The entire globe know 360 degrees, like all spherical objects, and is evenly divided in a western and a eastern hemisphere -
16 means that the position of the peak is 16 minutes in excess of 88 degrees exactly on a scale running from 0 to 60 minutes.
7 is a DECIMAL number here, not seconds like are used in the classical geography. 7 means that the peak is 70% of a minute in excess of 88 degrees and 16 minutes. So in the classical notation it would be "88 degrees 16 minutes 42 seconds". As however modern GPS equipment uses decimal notation instead of seconds, I decided to do the same, so you can directly enter the numbers to your satelite compass. (Well, next year the new Galileo system comes into use and its said that they will go back to classical display again.

"Possibly easiest route on the mountain"    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )


In all the 113 mountain chapters you will found a "Probably easiest route" mentioned. This is done, solely with idea of getting to the summit of the peak so that the least technical difficulties are encountered. Objective danger have been NO consideration in it and once at a certain peak you may not find it advisable to take the route here indicated as "easiest" in view of avalanche exposure or other dangers.

About 25 routes in the Bogda have been established, and detailed knowledge of them exists. Whether this is the case with a route you contemplate, look in the same chapter of the mountain to the "Climbed status" part. If this says "climbed" or "climbed several times" than you can be sure the information is detailed and not purely theoretical.

However this leave over 85 of the routes being yet unclimbed. A few of them have been tried but unsuccesfully, others we still lack all practical information about it. How then the conclusion about the route comes into being? Through thorough map study and from my own personal observations and those of a few others. So, the information is theoretical. However, I am now 34 years in mountain climbing and have been guiding on 32 expeditions, many of them to unknown, unvisited peaks, so you may assume that I know pretty exactly what I am doing. But: NEVER, EVER TAKE FOR GRANTED INFORMATION ABOUT UNCLIMBED ROUTES: ALWAYS CHECK THE NATURE OF YOUR INFO EVEN IF IT COMES FROM REINHOLD MESSNER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

As you can see from the various entries, the Bogda Shan is not really an area fit for hikers and peakbaggers. Only two of the routes have gotten the classification "Hike" and one other "Hike/Easy". Most of them are medium and highly technical climbs, the vast majority being of mixed character. A few of them are really desperate ones. Remember that I mention the "easiest" route in each case, and that often on the same mountain much, much harder routes are to be found. You want to know what is the hardest mountain in the Range? In my view that is Bogda V, very hard on all routes, but others come close to it. So, if you are a hiking mountaineer, should you stay at home? By no means! I am talking the 4000+ mountains, among the lower ones there are literally dozens that make for excellent hiking summits. Not concerning oneself with summits but just hiking the gullies and passes makes for an experience, which the vast majority of you will find very hard to find near your home!

Difficulty classification of routes    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

For all the "Probable easiest route's" on the 113 mountains an indication is given of its technical difficulty. Of some of the more well known routes it would have been possible to give a more detailed description, complete with various grades in the UIAA, Alpine or Russian sense. But the vast majority of the routes is not known in detail, so I have left it with a more general description for all of them within the following categories:

- Hike........................No Technical difficulties

- Hike/Easy..............A little bit of scrambling involved

- Easy.......................Scrambling

- Rather Easy..........Hard scrambling

- Fairly Easy.............A few lower grade technical difficulties

- Moderately Hard...Lower/medium grade technical difficulties

- Fairly Hard.............Continuous Lower/Medium grade difficulties

- Rather Hard...........Some Middle/Higher grade difficulties

- Hard........................Continuous Middle/Higher grade difficulties

- Very Hard...............Continuous Higher grade difficulties

Climbed status of the individual peaks    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

On all 113 mountain chapters I have given some information about the climbed status of the peak in question. For some this information is dead sure, but it is very hard to get good information about the majority, especially as in the South part of the range a permit is not necessary and no registration of climbs comes into being. So, unfortunately I ended up with a lot of "unknown" entries. If I state that the peak is still unclimbed, that does not give a 100% garantuee that this is so: It is all to easy to miss something. What is sure is that a great number of the bogda peaks is still unclimbed, so here is a marvellous "playgarden" for the exploratory mountaineer.

Assingning mountain groups to the peaks    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

The Bogda Shan range is distinctively divided in 47 clearly recognizable mountain groups, separated from each other by the deep riverine gullies that are so characteristicly for the area. 18 of these groups contain peaks of over 4000 meter. In the chapter of each peak it is mentioned to what group it belongs. The distinction is thus that it leaves little space for discussion. Only Sigong peak is a odd one out and I have not assigned it to any group. Sometimes however it is seen as belonging to the main Bogda group, (geologically doubtfull). Others give it a group for its own, (Doubtfull as the group contains only a single peak)

Access routes to the individual mountains    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

With all the mountain chapters, the best access way is indicated. What exactly does it mean? The way indicated will lead you to the start of the "easiest route" mentioned in the same chapter. In order to climb alternative routes on the same peak you might have to start up a completely different gully, or even approach from the North Bogda instead of the South.

Most access routes to climbs on the high peaks of Bogda will take two days and using pack animals for material transport is highly recommended for all trips except short, lightweighted, alpine style dashes. At the entrance to almost all the gully's there are settlements of semi nomadic herdsmen and it is never difficult to rent pack animals.
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23 Major access gullies of Bogda Shan    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Acces to most of the main groups containing 4000+ Peaks in the Bogda Shan is fairly easy because of the pressence of a system of dozens of riverine gullies, carving the range up into its main mountain groups. 23 of this gullies are listed below, with information about their entrance, head, position, direction and to which mountain group(s) they give access. As you can see almost all the gullies run in either North South of South North direction. Some have fairly good trails in them, but the terrain in most is hard hiking terrain and although the distances are not so large in the absolute sense, most of the walk ins will take 1.5 to 2 days to complete, (longer in the Northern gullies in winter, as there will be very deep snow).


Topic Answer
Listnumber of Gully 1
Name of Gully Qongkanr Gully
Entrance of Gully Shunmogiou Settlement
Longitude of Entrance East:88 Degrees 07 Minutes 00
Latitude of Entrance North:43 Degrees 46 Minutes 00
Length of the Gully 15 Kilometer
Gives access to Northside of Malu Group
General Direction of Gully North to South



Topic Answer
Listnumber of Gully 2
Name of Gully Malu Gully
Entrance of Gully Middle Ziyenzan Gully
Longitude of Entrance East:88 Degrees 09 Minutes 00
Latitude of Entrance North:43 Degrees 46 Minutes 5
Length of the Gully 8 Kilometer
Gives access to Northside of Malu Group
General Direction of Gully North to South



Topic Answer
Listnumber of Gully 3
Name of Gully Ziyenzan Gully
Entrance of Gully South Shore of Tianchi Lake
Longitude of Entrance East:88 Degrees 12 Minutes 00
Latitude of Entrance North:43 Degrees 47 Minutes 00
Length of the Gully 13 Kilometer
Gives access to Northside of Ico Group
General Direction of Gully Northwest to Southeast



Topic Answer
Listnumber of Gully 4
Name of Gully Karamsak Gully
Entrance of Gully Middle Ziyenzan Gully
Longitude of Entrance East:88 Degrees 14 Minutes 00
Latitude of Entrance North:43 Degrees 48 Minutes 50
Length of the Gully 7 Kilometer
Gives access to Eking Peak
General Direction of Gully Northwest to Southeast



Topic Answer
Listnumber of Gully 5
Name of Gully Akibulak Gully
Entrance of Gully Lower Daong Gully
Longitude of Entrance East:88 Degrees 13 Minutes 00
Latitude of Entrance North:43 Degrees 50 Minutes 50
Length of the Gully 4 Kilometer
Gives access to Northside of Akibulak peaks
General Direction of Gully North to South



Topic Answer
Listnumber of Gully 6
Name of Gully Daong Gully
Entrance of Gully Lower Ziyenzan Gully
Longitude of Entrance East:88 Degrees 15 Minutes 00
Latitude of Entrance North:43 Degrees 51 Minutes 00
Length of the Gully 8 Kilometer
Gives access to Sangecha Glacier
And Northside of Xifeng Group
And Sigong Glacier
General Direction of Gully NorthWest to SouthEast



Topic Answer
Listnumber of Gully 7
Name of Gully Sigong Gully
Entrance of Gully South Shore of Tianchi Lake
Longitude of Entrance East:88 Degrees 18 Minutes 00
Latitude of Entrance North:43 Degrees 50 Minutes 00
Length of the Gully 20 Kilometer
Gives access to Northside of Main Bogda Group
And Northside of East Bogda Group
And Jianshi Group
General Direction of Gully North to South



Topic Answer
Listnumber of Gully 8
Name of Gully Qoratalak Gully
Entrance of Gully Aksay village
Longitude of Entrance East:88 Degrees 19 Minutes 00
Latitude of Entrance North:43 Degrees 52 Minutes 00
Length of the Gully 8 Kilometer
Gives access to West side of Ganghe Group
General Direction of Gully North to South



Topic Answer
Listnumber of Gully 9
Name of Gully Ganghezi Gully
Entrance of Gully Middle Qoratalak Gully
Longitude of Entrance East:88 Degrees 21 Minutes 50
Latitude of Entrance North:43 Degrees 52 Minutes 00
Length of the Gully 7 Kilometer
Gives access to N. & S. side of Ganghe Group
General Direction of Gully North to South



Topic Answer
Listnumber of Gully 10
Name of Gully Koko Gully
Entrance of Gully Lower Xigou Gully
Longitude of Entrance East:88 Degrees 23 Minutes 50
Latitude of Entrance North:43 Degrees 42 Minutes 00
Length of the Gully 7,5 Kilometer
Gives access to Northside of Koko Group
General Direction of Gully Northeast to Southwest



Topic Answer
Listnumber of Gully 11
Name of Gully Xigou Gully
Entrance of Gully Baiyang Mining Area
Longitude of Entrance East:88 Degrees 25 Minutes 00
Latitude of Entrance North:43 Degrees 50 Minutes 00
Length of the Gully 19 Kilometer
Gives access to Eastside of Koko Group
And to Baiyang Glacier
And to Northside of East Bogda Group
General Direction of Gully North to South



Topic Answer
Listnumber of Gully 12
Name of Gully Xishan Gully
Entrance of Gully Naifengshian Village
Longitude of Entrance East:88 Degrees 32 Minutes 00
Latitude of Entrance North:43 Degrees 52 Minutes 50
Length of the Gully 14 Kilometer
Gives access to Northside of Xishan Group
General Direction of Gully North to South




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Listnumber of Gully 13
Name of Gully East Xigou Gully
Entrance of Gully Baiyang River Valley
Longitude of Gully Entrance 88 Degrees 29 Minutes 0
Latitude of Gully Entrance 43 Degrees 50 Minutes 5
Length of Gully 9 Kilometer
Gives Access to Northside of North Aksu Group
And Westside of Xishan Group
General Direction of Gully South to North



Topic Answer
Listnumber of Gully 14
Name of Gully Huangshan Gully
Entrance of Gully Huangshantaizi Settlement
Longitude of Entrance East:88 Degrees 33 Minutes 00
Latitude of Entrance North:43 Degrees 42 Minutes 50
Length of the Gully 12 Kilometer
Gives access to Eastside of Xishan Group
General Direction of Gully Northeast to Southwest



Topic Answer
Listnumber of Gully 15
Name of Gully Akobay Gully
Entrance of Gully Lower Baiyang Gully
Longitude of Entrance East:88 Degrees 05 Minutes 00
Latitude of Entrance North:43 Degrees 44 Minutes 00
Length of the Gully 4,5 Kilometer
Gives access to Northwest side of Malu Group
General Direction of Gully South to North



Topic Answer
Listnumber of Gully 16
Name of Gully Karaqorak Gully
Entrance of Gully Middle Baiyang Gully
Longitude of Entrance East:88 Degrees 07 Minutes 50
Latitude of Entrance North:43 Degrees 45 Minutes 00
Length of the Gully 4,5 Kilometer
Gives access to Eastside of Malu Group
And to Westside of Ico Group
General Direction of Gully South to North



Topic Answer
Listnumber of Gully 17
Name of Gully Baiyang Gully
Entrance of Gully Shihuichang Village
Longitude of Entrance East:88 Degrees 13 Minutes 00
Latitude of Entrance North:43 Degrees 45 Minutes 00
Length of the Gully 15 Kilometer
Gives access to Southside of Ico Group
And to Westside of Sangecha Group
General Direction of Gully Southwest to Northeast



Topic Answer
Listnumber of Gully 18
Name of Gully Sangecha Gully
Entrance of Gully Sangecha Village
Longitude of Entrance East:88 Degrees 16 Minutes 5
Latitude of Entrance North:43 Degrees 46 Minutes 5
Length of the Gully 18 Kilometer
Gives access to Eastside of Sangecha Group
And Southside of Xifeng Group
And Bogda V West and South Faces
And Eastside of Xifeng Group
And Northside of Nanfeng Group
And West Side of Nanfeng Group
General Direction of Gully South to North



Topic Answer
Listnumber of Gully 19
Name of Gully Bogda Gully
Entrance of Gully Haigouxiaodiu Village
Longitude of Entrance East:88 Degrees 21 Minutes 50
Latitude of Entrance North:43 Degrees 47 Minutes 00
Length of the Gully 17 Kilometer
Gives access to Eastside of Nanfeng Group
And to Southside of Nanfeng Group
And to Southside of Main Bogda Group
And to Southside of East Group
And to Westside of Haigou Group
General Direction of Gully South to North




TOPIC ANSWER
Listnumber of Gully 20
Name of Gully Haigou Gully
Entrance of Gully Haigouxiaodiu Village
Longitude of Gully Entrance 88 Degrees 21 Minutes 3
Latitude of Gully Entrance 43 Degrees 40 Minutes 0
Length of Gully 18,5 Kilometer
Gives Access to Eastside of Haigou Group
And South Face of Bogda II
And West Face of Aksu
And Westside of Hongfeng Group



Topic Answer
Listnumber of Gully 21
Name of Gully Hongou Gully
Entrance of Gully Middle Haigou gully
Longitude of Entrance East:88 Degrees 26 Minutes 50
Latitude of Entrance North:43 Degrees 44 Minutes 00
Length of the Gully 6 Kilometer
Gives access to Southside of Hongfeng Group
General Direction of Gully Southwest to Northeast



Topic Answer
Listnumber of Gully 22
Name of Gully Aksu Gully
Entrance of Gully Aksu Village
Longitude of Entrance East:88 Degrees 30 Minutes 00
Latitude of Entrance North:43 Degrees 50 Minutes 00
Length of the Gully 34 Kilometer
Gives access to Southside of Aksu Group
And Northside of Aksu Group
And Eastside of Aksu Group
And Eastside of Hongfeng Group
And West Side of Zhongcha Group
And West Side of Ergong Group
And South Side of Xishan Group
And East Side of Xishan Group
General Direction of Gully South to North



Topic Answer
Listnumber of Gully 23
Name of Gully Daxigou Middle Gully
Entrance of Gully Aksu Village
Longitude of Entrance East:88 Degrees 33 Minutes 00
Latitude of Entrance North:43 Degrees 48 Minutes 00
Length of the Gully 38 Kilometer
Gives access to Northside of Ergong Group
And to Westside of Ergong Group
And to Eastside of Zhongcha Group
And to Southside of Zhongcha Group
General Direction of Gully Southwest to Northeast



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27 Convenient Base Camp sites in Bogda Shan    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

The whole of the Bogda Shan is a dreamed of area for camping and as the whole range, including the Tianchi preservation region, is meant for tourist development, it is allowed anywhere. For mountaineering however, you want places conveniently close to the start of climbs. Several of the camps listed below are regularily used by climbers already, some I have selected just because the are conveniently situated for certain mountains and have yet to be discovered in reality. At one place a primitive shack has already been built, the traditional Bogda base camp. We are now in a far stage of planning for a real, European style Mountaineering hut at the head of the Sangecha valley from where a whole score of peaks can be climbed. With all the camps a few mountains are mentioned that are convenient to climb starting at this spot. This in no way means that not also other peaks can be reached from a certain camp: I just made a selection of the mountains closest to camp.


Topic Answer
List Number of Camp 1
Name of Camp North Erdaren Camp
Location of Camp Head of Qongkanr Gully
Longitude of Camp East:88 Degrees 07 Minutes 3
Latitude of Camp North:43 Degrees 45 Minutes 7
Altitude of Camp 3400 Meter
Convenient Access Way Qongkanr Gully
Accessible Climbing Goals from here Akobay Peak
And Erdaren Peak
And Karaqorak Peak
And Karaqorak Southwest Peak



2) KARAQORAK CAMP

Location;.....................Side branch of Middle Baiyang gully

Longitude;..................88 Degrees 07 Minutes 7

Latitude;......................43 Degrees 43 Minutes 9

Altitude;.......................3280 Meter

Getting there;.............Baiyang gully

Peaks to climb;.........Erdaren
.....................................Karaqorak
.....................................Karaqorak Southwest Peak
.....................................Karaqorak Souteast Peak


Topic Answer
List Number of Camp 3
Name of Camp Malu Gully Head Camp
Location of Camp Head of Malu Gully
Longitude of Camp East:88 Degrees 09 Minutes 1
Latitude of Camp North:43 Degrees 46 Minutes 4
Altitude of Camp 3420 Meter
Convenient Access Way Ziyenzan/Malu Gully
Accessible Climbing Goals from here Malu Peak
And Malu North Peak Peak



Topic Answer
List Number of Camp 4
Name of Camp Ziyenzan Gully Head Camp
Location of Camp Snout of Ziyenzan Glacier
Longitude of Camp East:88 Degrees 12 Minutes 0
Latitude of Camp North:43 Degrees 46 Minutes 8
Altitude of Camp 3425 Meter
Convenient Access Way Ziyenzan Gully
Accessible Climbing Goals from here Ico Peak
And Ico West Peak
And Ico Northwest Peak
And Ziyenzan Peak
And Ziyenzan West Peak
And Ziyenzan Northwest Peak



5) BAIYANG LAKE CAMP

Location;.....................South Tianchi lake shore

Longitude;..................88 Degrees 13 Minutes 4

Latitude;......................43 Degrees 44 Minutes 9

Altitude;.......................3540 Meter

Getting there;.............Baiyang gully

Peaks to climb;.........Ico
.....................................Tianchi West Peak
.....................................Tianchi South Peak
.....................................Ziyenzan
.....................................Ziyenzan East Peak


Topic Answer
List Number of Camp 6
Name of Camp Tianchi North Glacier Snout Camp
Location of Camp Bank of West Xifeng Stream
Longitude of Camp East:88 Degrees 13 Minutes 7
Latitude of Camp North:43 Degrees 47 Minutes 3
Altitude of Camp 3400 Meter
Convenient Access Way Ziyenzan Gully
Accessible Climbing Goals from here Eking Peak
And Tianchi Peak
And Tianchi North Peak
And Tianchi Northwest Peak
And Tianchi Peak
And Xifeng Southwest Peak
And Xifeng Northwest Peak


7) SANGECHA GLACIER CAMP

Location;.....................Snout of Sangecha glacier

Longitude;..................88 Degrees 16 Minutes 7

Latitude;......................43 Degrees 48 Minutes 9

Altitude;.......................3640 Meter

Getting there;.............Sangecha gully

Peaks to climb;.........Sigong
.....................................Bogda V North Peak
.....................................Bogda V North II Peak
.....................................Bogda V
.....................................Bogda IV
.....................................Bogda I North Peak
.....................................Bogda I Northwest Peak
.....................................Bogda I


Topic Answer
List Number of Camp 8
Name of Camp Bogda Main Base Camp Camp
Location of Camp Northern End Moraine of Sigong Glacier
Longitude of Camp East:88 Degrees 19 Minutes 0
Latitude of Camp North:43 Degrees 49 Minutes 3
Altitude of Camp 3900 Meter
Convenient Access Way Sigong Glacier
Accessible Climbing Goals from here Jianshi Peak
And Jianshi West Peak
And Bogda VI Peak
And Bogda I Peak Peak
And Bogda I North Peak
And Bogda I NorthWest Peak
And Bogda V Peak Peak



9) BAIYANG GLACIER CAMP

Location;.....................North moraine of Baiyang Middle glacier

Longitude;..................88 Degrees 23 Minutes 2

Latitude;......................43 Degrees 49 Minutes 7

Altitude;.......................3575 Meter

Getting there;.............Ganghezi gully/Baiyang glacier

Peaks to climb;.........Baiyang
.....................................Baiyang East Peak
.....................................Bogda VII
.....................................Bogda VII Northeast Peak
.....................................Bogda III
.....................................Bogda III North Peak
.....................................Bogda II
.....................................Donggou
.....................................Donggou Northwest Peak
.....................................Donggou North Peak
.....................................Donggou North II Peak


Topic Answer
List Number of Camp 10
Name of Camp Aksu Glacier Snout Camp
Location of Camp Termination of Aksu Glacier
Longitude of Camp East:88 Degrees 29 Minutes 3
Latitude of Camp North:43 Degrees 47 Minutes 8
Altitude of Camp 3334 Meter
Convenient Access Way Aksu Gully
Accessible Climbing Goals from here North Aksu Peak
And North Aksu Southeast Peak
And Bogda II Northeast Peak
And Aksu Northeast Peak



Topic Answer
List Number of Camp 11
Name of Camp Middle Aksu Gully Camp
Location of Camp Upper Aksu Gully
Longitude of Camp East:88 Degrees 29 Minutes 3
Latitude of Camp North:43 Degrees 45 Minutes 6
Altitude of Camp 3030 Meter
Convenient Access Way Aksu Gully
Accessible Climbing Goals from here Aksu East Peak
And Aksu South Peak
And Aksu East II Peak
And Hongfeng Northeast Peak Peak




Topic Answer
List Number of Camp 12
Name of Camp Upper Haigou Gully Camp
Location of Camp Haigou Lake
Longitude of Camp East:88 Degrees 25 Minutes 3
Latitude of Camp North:43 Degrees 44 Minutes 9
Altitude of Camp 3570 Meter
Convenient Access Way Haigou Gully
Accessible Climbing Goals from here Bogda II Southeast Peak
And Aksu Peak
And Daxigouxizi Peak
And Daxigouxizi Southeast Peak Peak
And Hongfeng North Peak



13) HAIGOUFENG CAMP

Location;.....................Bogda III glacier

Longitude;..................88 Degrees 22 Minutes 9

Latitude;......................43 Degrees 45 Minutes 5

Altitude;.......................3720 Meter

Getting there;.............Bogda gully

Peaks to climb;.........BogdaVII South II Peak
.....................................Bogda VII South III Peak
.....................................Bogda VII South Peak
.....................................Bogda III
.....................................Bogda III South Peak
.....................................Haigou North Peak


14) BOGDA GULLY CAMP

Location;.....................Upper Bogda gully

Longitude;..................88 Degrees 21 Minutes 6

Latitude;......................43 Degrees 43 Minutes 6

Altitude;.......................3300 Meter

Getting there;.............Bogda gully

Peaks to climb;.........Nanfeng South Peak
.....................................Nanfeng Northeast Peak
.....................................Nanfeng East Peak
.....................................Bogda II South Peak
.....................................Haigou
.....................................Haigou South Peak
.....................................Haigou Southwest Peak


15) LOWER SANGECHA CAMP

Location;.....................Middle Sangecha gully

Longitude;..................88 Degrees 16 Minutes 5

Latitude;......................43 Degrees 43 Minutes 6

Altitude;.......................3050 Meter

Getting there;.............Sangecha gully

Peaks to climb;.........Sangecha
.....................................Sangecha North Peak
.....................................Sangecha West Peak
.....................................Sangecha Southwest Peak
.....................................Nanfeng Southwest II Peak
.....................................Nanfeng Southwest III Peak


Topic Answer
List Number of Camp 10
Name of Camp Middle Sangecha Camp
Location of Camp Upper Sangecha Gully
Longitude of Camp East:88 Degrees 17 Minutes 0
Latitude of Camp North:43 Degrees 45 Minutes 0
Altitude of Camp 3200 Meter
Convenient Access Way Sangecha Gully
Accessible Climbing Goals from here Nanfeng Peak
And Bogda V South Peak
And Bogda VI Peak
And Bogda VI South Peak Peak
And Nanfeng North Peak
And Nanfeng West Peak
And Nanfeng Southwest Peak Peak


Topic Answer
List Number of Camp 17
Name of Camp Sangecha Gully Head
Location of Camp Just South of Sanchecha Pass
Longitude of Camp East:88 Degrees 15 Minutes 5
Latitude of Camp North:43 Degrees 46 Minutes 4
Altitude of Camp 3280 Meter
Convenient Access Way Daong or Sangecha Gully
Accessible Climbing Goals from here Bogda V Peak
And Bogda V West Peak
And Bogda VI Peak
And Bogda V SW Peak Peak
And Xifeng Peak
And Xifeng South Peak




18) QORATALAK CAMP

Location;.....................Head of Qoratalak gully

Longitude;..................88 Degrees 18 Minutes 8

Latitude;......................43 Degrees 52 Minutes

Altitude;.......................3451 Meter

Getting there;.............Ganghezi gully/Qoratalak gully

Peaks to climb;.........Lixin
.....................................Dadongou
.....................................Jianshi Northwest Peak
.....................................


19) GANGHEZI CAMP

Location;.....................Head of Ganhezi gully

Longitude;..................88 Degrees 21 Minutes 3

Latitude;......................43 Degrees 52 Minutes 3

Altitude;.......................3400 Meter

Getting there;.............Ganghezi gully

Peaks to climb;.........Ganghe
.....................................Ganghe North Peak
.....................................Koko
.....................................Koko North Peak


20) UPPER XIGOU CAMP

Location;.....................Upper main Xigou gully

Longitude;..................88 Degrees 25 Minutes

Latitude;......................43 Degrees 50 Minutes 2

Altitude;.......................3290 Meter

Getting there;.............Baiyang valley/Main Xigou gully

Peaks to climb;.........Koko Northeast Peak
.....................................Donggou Northeast Peak
.....................................
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21) SOUTH HONGFENG CAMP

Location;.....................East branch of upper Haigou gully

Longitude;..................88 Degrees 26 Minutes 6

Latitude;......................43 Degrees 43 Minutes 2

Altitude;.......................3445 Meter

Getting there;.............Haigou gully

Peaks to climb;.........Hongfeng South Peak
.....................................Hongfeng Southeast Peak
.....................................
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Topic Answer
List Number of Camp 22
Name of Camp Upper East Xigou Gully Camp
Location of Camp Upper Xigou Gully
Longitude of Camp East:88 Degrees 28 Minutes 5
Latitude of Camp North:43 Degrees 51 Minutes 2
Altitude of Camp 3263 Meter
Convenient Access Way Baiyang River Valley/East Xigou Gully
Accessible Climbing Goals from here Xigou (Xishan) Peak




23) XISHAN MORAINE CAMP

Location;.....................Head of Xishan gully

Longitude;..................88 Degrees 31 Minutes

Latitude;......................43 Degrees 52 Minutes

Altitude;.......................3600 Meter

Getting there;.............Xishan gully

Peaks to climb;.........Xishan
.....................................Huangshan
.....................................Xishan North Peak
.....................................


24) HUANGSHAN CAMP

Location;.....................Head of Huangshan gully

Longitude;..................88 Degrees 31 Minutes 5

Latitude;......................43 Degrees 52 Minutes 5

Altitude;.......................3325 Meter

Getting there;.............Huangshan gully

Peaks to climb;.........Huangshan
.....................................Huangshan East Peak
.....................................
.....................................


25) DAYOU CAMP

Location;.....................Sources of Dayou river

Longitude;..................88 Degrees 32 Minutes

Latitude;......................43 Degrees 51 Minutes 8

Altitude;.......................3800 Meter

Getting there;.............Dayou gully

Peaks to climb;.........Huangshan
.....................................Huangshan East Peak
.....................................Dayou
.....................................


26) MIDDLE AKSU CAMP

Location;.....................Side branch of Aksu gully

Longitude;..................88 Degrees 31 Minutes 5

Latitude;......................43 Degrees 45 Minutes 5

Altitude;.......................3600 Meter

Getting there;.............Aksu gully

Peaks to climb;.........Zhongcha
.....................................Zhongcha North Peak
.....................................Daxigou
.....................................


27) UPPER DAXIGOU CAMP

Location;.....................Near head of Daxigou Middle gully

Longitude;..................88 Degrees 33 Minutes

Latitude;......................43 Degrees 47 Minutes

Altitude;.......................3675 Meter

Getting there;.............Daxigou middle gully

Peaks to climb;.........Ergong
.....................................Ergong East Peak
.....................................Ergong East II Peak
.....................................West Daxigou
.....................................Daxigou
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18 Mountain groups of Bogda Shan containing 4000+ peaks    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

The 4000+ Mountains of the area described are found in 18 Distinctive "groups" of mountains. There are many more distinguisable groups in the Bogda Shan, but they consist of 3000+ peaks only and that falls outside of what I want to describe here. Besides that including them would raise the number of peaks to well over 450, and I was of the opinion that this page is big enough like it is. Of each group the mountains of over 4 kilometer that are found in it are given. The number that is assigned to each tells you where it is ranked according to its height so "23" means that this peak is the 23rd highest of the bogda shan:

A) BOGDA MAIN GROUP;

1; Bogda Uia I
4; Bogda Uia IV
5; Bogda Uia V
6; Bogda Uia VI
8; Bogda IV South Peak
10; Bogda I North Peak
13; Bogda V West Peak
15; Bogda V North Peak
46; Jianshi West Peak
62; Bogda V North II Peak
66; Bogda I Northwest Peak
76; Bogda V Southwest Peak
97; Bogda V South Peak


B) EAST BOGDA GROUP;

2; Bogda Uia II
3: Bogda Uia III
7; Bogda Uia VII
9; Bogda VII South Peak
11; Bogda II Southeast Peak
19; Bogda VII South II Peak
24; Bogda II Northeast Peak
26; Bogda III South Peak
33; Bogda VII Northeast Peak
68; Bogda VII South III Peak
103; Bogda III North Peak
14; Bogda VI South Peak


C) NANFENG GROUP

12; Nanfeng
18; Nanfeng Southwest Peak
22; Nanfeng North Peak
25; Nanfeng Southwest II Peak
30; Nanfeng Northeast Peak
35; Nanfeng South Peak
61; Nanfeng East Peak
73; Nanfeng North II Peak
84; Nanfeng West Peak


D) XIFENG GROUP

16; Xifeng
41; Xifeng West Peak
50; South Xifeng
102; Xifeng West Peak
110; Eking


E) HONGFENG GROUP

17; Hongfeng
28; Daxigouxizi
44; Hongfeng South Peak
60; Hongfeng Northeast Peak
67; Daxigouxizi Southeast Peak
75; Hongfeng Southeast Peak


F) AKSU GROUP

20; Aksu
27; Aksu East peak
80; Aksu Northeast Peak
92; Aksu East II Peak
99; Aksu South Peak


G) HAIGOU GROUP

23; Haigou
31; Haigou North Peak
38; Haigou South Peak
86; Haigou Southwest Peak


H) SANGECHA GROUP

28; Sangecha
42; Sangecha West Peak
62; Sangecha North Peak
77; Sangecha Southwest Peak


I) TIANCHI GROUP

29; Tianchi
32; Tianchi North Peak
48; Tianchi West Peak
52; Tianchi South Peak
81; Tianchi Northwest Peak


J) ICO GROUP

34; Ziyenzan
49; Ziyenzan West Peak
59; Ziyenzan Southwest Peak
69; West Ico
71; Ico
87; Ico Northwest Peak
98; Ziyenzan Northwest Peak


K) NORTH AKSU GROUP

36; Donggou
54; North Aksu
63; North Aksu North Peak
66; Donggou North Peak
89; Xigou
105; Donggou North II Peak
106; Donggou Northeast Peak
107; Donggou North II Peak
109; North Aksu Southeast Peak


L) ZHONGCHA GROUP

37; Zhongcha
51; Zhongcha North II Peak
56; Zhongcha Southwest Peak
85; Zhongcha South Peak


M) JIANSHI GROUP

39; Jianshi
82; Baiyang
95; Baiyang East Peak


N) XISHAN GROUP

40; Xishan
83; Huangshan
111; Xishan West Peak
113; Xishan North Peak


O) KOKO GROUP

43; Koko
70; Koko Northeast Peak
96; Koko North Peak


P) MALU GROUP

45; Malu
57; Erdaren
79; Karaqorak
91; Karaqorak Southeast Peak
93; Akobay
94; Karaqorak West Peak
101; Malu North Peak


Q) GANGHE GROUP

53; Ganghe
64; Ganghe North Peak
88; Lixin
90; Ganghe Northwest Peak
108; Dadongou


R) ERGONG GROUP

55; West Daxigou
58; Ergong
72; Ergong West Peak
74; Daxigou
78; Dazigou East Peak
112; Sheep Peak


NOT BELONGING TO A SPECIFIC GROUP

100; Sigong
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Glaciology of Bogda: Comparison of my work with that of Prof. Mi Desheng    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

As no listing existed of the glaciers of the Bogda Shan, outside the Chinese language I have compiled one myself using the military staff maps and my own field knowledge. This has resulted in a total of 83 glaciers being described on this page. Together they have a surface area of 126.5 Kilometer.

If my findings are compared with the works of the great Chinese cartographer Professor Mi Desheng of the Lanzhou Institute of Glaciology and Geocryology, significant differences are obvious. In the text of the Bogda Uia map, first published in 2000 it is mentioned that the area contains a total of 100 glaciers with a surface area of 101 square kilometer. This needs some explainaition.

The Lanzhou institute did their research in the mid 1990's and mine was performed in 2003/2004. Several very small glaciers have stopped their ice movement in the period between. Already in 1995 they were on the brink of becoming stationary icefields and with the shrinking rate of 6 meter a year and paralel thinning of the ice layers they have done so by now. One, the glacier that once hung of the wall left of Ico pass, has dissapeared altogether, now showing a highly stone fall dangerous bare rock face.

I have abstained in including a few very small surface area glaciers, which also have ice layers of only just over thirty meters, in a few years time these to will have turned into stationary icefields. Only where a very tiny glacier shows odd characteristics and it is expected not to dissapear soon, like in the case of South Xifeng Hanging glacier, I did indeed include it.

A third and important difference in the method of Mi Desheng and mine lays in the fact that I have counted the active moraine surface area as belonging to the glacier, ("What moves, counts to the glacier"), the professor did not and only counted the area consisting of bare ice. This has to do that they did much of their work from satelite imagery and I used other methods. As the total area of active moraines of the Bogda is rather large this results in the considerable difference in the total surface area's given.

If you take into account these fact the differences in conclusions between my research and that of the Lanzhou institute are negligably small.
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Names of the glaciers    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Assigning a name to the 83 glaciers of the Bogda was not so difficult. The vast majority having undisputed names on the various maps. Where differences existed between various maps I have followed the name as given on the Bogda Uia map of the "Snow Mountains of China" series, for the sake of ease of comparison of my work and that of the Lanzhou Institute of Glaciology and Geocryology.

A few cases proved more difficult as no names were available on the maps. In this cases I have tried and follow the general system of naming glaciers in Bogda. For instance a glacier that comes of the North wall of Koko main peak got assigned the name "Koko North glacier" Only one case remains somewhat disputable: The one coming of the summitridge of South Xifeng. I have named it "South Xifeng Hanging glacier" to indicate its special nature. It is however also referred to as "Xifeng South Peak East Glacier", "Xifeng South Peak Summit glacier" and the locals call it "The Green Ice".
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Length of the glaciers    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

In each of the 83 chapters about individual glaciers of the Bogda Shan a length of the glacier is given. In all cases this is the greatest extent of the ice in the general direction of the ice movement. As however a lot of the Bogda glaciers have odd shapes and the movement axis is not always the greatest extent of the glacier it may sometimes be found that a glacier with a length of 2 kilometer has actually a surface area of say 5.5 square kilometer as it is wider than it is long.
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Surface Area of the glaciers    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

In all the glacier chapter the surface area in square kilometers is given for the glacier that is described in the particular chapter. One should keep in mind that, unlike some other glaciologists do, I have started from the assumption that "what follows the movement of the ice is part of the glacier", so the active moraines that clearly belong to a specific glacier are included in the surface area.

General direction of glacier movement    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

For all the glaciers a general direction of the ice movement is given. This is always in the form of "NE to SW" meaning that the head of the glacier is found Northwest and its snout to the Southwest. Given the sometimes erratic shape of the Bogda glacier this does not mean that always the ice movement follows a straight line between this points.

Centre coordinates of the glaciers    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

For all the glaciers longitude and latitude coordinates are given. These coordinates apply to the centre of the glaciers, meaning that it describes a point roughly halfway the movement axis of the ice and roughly halfway across the ice stream at this point. This is however not an exact science as small deviations creep in to such measurements. Also I have started from only the bare ice surfaces of the glaciers and have not taken into account the active moraine area's of it, which irregular division makes for further small deviations. In principle the coordinates are mainly meant as an aid of finding the specific glacier on the map.

The system I used for given the coordinates is the same as those used to describe the position of the peaks in the mountain chapters so Degrees.Minutes.Decimal part of a Minute. (See the explanation of the mountain coordinates)

Nourishing Peaks of the Glacier    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

A further piece of information about all glacier is the Peak(s) on which they originate. Sometimes this is a single peak, sometimes its two seperate ones, and sometimes a multitude of them, like in the case of Aksu glacier. Standard in assigning the feeding peaks is that a considerable percentage of the total ice supply of the specific glacier comes from that peak. Where the contribution is negligably small, the peak has been left out. A few glaciers originate on peaks lower than 4000 meter, so on mountains not in the listing, but to be complete I do mention them as the source of this specific glacier. I have not indicated from which side of the peak the glacier comes as this in almost all cases can be derived from the name of the glacier.

1) Bogda Uia I    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Item Answer
Name of Peak Bogda Uia
Summit Elevation 5448 Meter
To be found in Map Section 6b
Belonging to which Group Main Bogda
Probably Easiest Route Northeast Ridge
Technical Difficulty Easiest Route Hard
Climbed Status Climbed about a dozen times
Longitude 88 Deg. 19 Min. 9
Latitude 43 Deg. 48 Min. 1
Convenient Approach Way Sigong Glacier
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2) Bogda Uia II    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Item Answer
Name of Peak Bogda Uia II
Summit Elevation 5352 Meter
To be found in Map Section 7b
Belonging to which Group East Bogda
Probably Easiest Route North Ridge
Technical Difficulty Easiest Route Very Hard
Climbed Status Unclimbed
Longitude 88 Deg. 24 Min. 6
Latitude 43 Deg. 47 Min. 4
Convenient Approach Way Baiyang Glacier
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3) Bogda Uia III    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Item Answer
Name of Peak Bogda Uia III
Summit Elevation 5288 Meter
To be found in Map Section 7b
Belonging to which Group East Bogda
Probably Easiest Route South Ridge
Technical Difficulty Easiest Route Hard
Climbed Status Unclimbed
Longitude 88 Deg. 23 Min. 8
Latitude 43 Deg. 47 Min. 6
Convenient Approach Way Bogda Gully
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4) Bogda Uia IV    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Item Answer
Name of Peak Bogda Uia IV
Summit Elevation 5284 Meter
To be found in Map Section 6b
Belonging to which Group Main Bogda
Probably Easiest Route Northwest Ridge
Technical Difficulty Easiest Route Hard
Climbed Status Climbed twice
Longitude 88 Deg. 19 Min. 4
Latitude 43 Deg. 47 Min. 6
Convenient Approach Way Sigong Glacier
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5) Bogda Uia V    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Item Answer
Name of Peak Bogda Uia V
Summit Elevation 5213 Meter
To be found in Map Section 6b
Belonging to which Group Main Bogda
Probably Easiest Route Northwest Ridge
Technical Difficulty Easiest Route Very Hard
Climbed Status Climbed a few times
Longitude 88 Deg. 18 Min. 6
Latitude 43 Deg. 47 Min. 4
Convenient Approach Way Sigong Glacier
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6) Bogda Uia VI    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Item Answer
Name of Peak Bogda Uia VI
Summit Elevation 5156 Meter
To be found in Map Section 6b
Belonging to which Group Main Bogda
Probably Easiest Route Southwest Spur
Technical Difficulty Easiest Route Rather Hard
Climbed Status Unclimbed
Longitude 88 Deg. 20 Min. 0
Latitude 43 Deg. 47 Min. 0
Convenient Approach Way Sigong Glacier

7) Bogda Uia VII    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Item Answer
Name of Peak Bogda Uia VII
Summit Elevation 5138 Meter
To be found in Map Section 7a
Belonging to which Group East Bogda
Probably Easiest Route North Face
Technical Difficulty Easiest Route Hard
Climbed Status Unclimbed
Longitude 88 Deg. 22 Min. 5
Latitude 43 Deg. 47 Min. 7
Convenient Approach Way Baiyang Glacier
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8) Bogda IV South Peak    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Item Answer
Name of Peak Bogda Uia IV South Peak
Summit Elevation 5096 Meter
To be found in Map Section 6b
Belonging to which Group Main Bogda
Probably Easiest Route East Face
Technical Difficulty Easiest Route Rather Hard
Climbed Status Unknown
Longitude 88 Deg. 19 Min. 5
Latitude 43 Deg. 47 Min. 4
Convenient Approach Way Bogda Gully

9) Bogda VII South Peak    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Item Answer
Name of Peak Bogda Uia VII South Peak
Summit Elevation 4962 Meter
To be found in Map Section 7a
Belonging to which Group East Bogda
Probably Easiest Route East Face
Technical Difficulty Easiest Route Moderately Hard
Climbed Status Unclimbed
Longitude 88 Deg. 22 Min. 9
Latitude 43 Deg. 47 Min. 3
Convenient Approach Way Bogda Gully

10) Bogda I North Peak    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Item Answer
Name of Peak Bogda Uia I North Peak
Summit Elevation 4896 Meter
To be found in Map Section 7a
Belonging to which Group Main Bogda
Probably Easiest Route Northeast Ridge
Technical Difficulty Easiest Route Rather Hard
Climbed Status Climbed twenty times or so
Longitude 88 Deg. 20 Min. 3
Latitude 43 Deg. 48 Min. 6
Convenient Approach Way Sigong Glacier
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11) Bogda II South Peak    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Item Answer
Name of Peak Bogda II Southeast Peak
Summit Elevation 4779 Meter
To be found in Map Section 7b
Belonging to which Group East Bogda Group
Probably Easiest Route East Couloir
Technical Difficulty Easiest Route Hard
Climbed Status Unclimbed
Longitude 88 Deg. 25 Min. 2
Latitude 43 Deg. 47 Min. 0
Convenient Approach Way Haigou Gully

12) Nanfeng    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Webpage.........................................Nanfeng

Item Answer
Name of Peak Nanfeng
Summit Elevation 4670 Meter
To be found in Map Section 6a
Belonging to which Group Nanfeng Group
Probably Easiest Route Northwest Ridge
Technical Difficulty Easiest Route Moderately Hard
Longitude 88 Deg. 19 Min. 6
Latitude 43 Deg. 44 Min. 6
Convenient Approach Way Sangecha Gully
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13) Bogda V West Peak    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Item Answer
Name of Peak Bogda V West Peak
Summit Elevation 4667 Meter
To be found in Map Section 6b
Belonging to which Group Main Bogda
Probably Easiest Route Northwest Ridge
Technical Difficulty Easiest Route Hard to Very Hard
Climbed Status Tried, but still unclimbed
Longitude 88 Deg. 17 Min. 7
Latitude 43 Deg. 47 Min. 6
Convenient Approach Way Sangecha Gully

14) Bogda VI South Peak    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Item Answer
Name of Peak Bogda VI South Peak
Summit Elevation 4646 Meter
To be found in Map Section 6b
Belonging to which Group Main Bogda
Probably Easiest Route West Face
Technical Difficulty Easiest Route Hard
Climbed Status Unknown
Longitude 88 Deg. 20 Min. 0
Latitude 43 Deg. 46 Min. 4
Convenient Approach Way Sangecha Gully

Bogda V North Peak    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Item Answer
Name of Peak Bogda V North Peak
Summit Elevation 4608 Meter
To be found in Map Section 6b
Belonging to which Group Main Bogda
Probably Easiest Route Northwest Ridge
Technical Difficulty Easiest Route Very Hard
Climbed Status Climbed at least once
Longitude 88 Deg. 18 Min. 5
Latitude 43 Deg. 47 Min. 9
Convenient Approach Way Sigong Glacier

16) Xifeng    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Webpage.........................................Xifeng

Item Answer
Name of Peak Xifeng, (Little Everest)
Summit Elevation 4596 Meter
To be found in Map Section 6a
Belonging to which Group Xifeng Group
Probably Easiest Route North Face
Technical Difficulty Easiest Route Very Hard
Climbed Status Climbed three times
Longitude 88 Deg. 15 Min. 4
Latitude 43 Deg. 47 Min. 4
Convenient Approach Way Daong Gully
Bogda Shan Mountain Group  photo_id=117155 Bogda Shan Mountain Group  photo_id=117157

17) Hongfeng    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Item Answer
Name of Peak Hongfeng Peak
Summit Elevation 4553 Meter
To be found in Map Section 7b
Belonging to which Group Hongfeng Group
Probably Easiest Route West Face
Technical Difficulty Easiest Route Rather Hard
Climbed Status Unknown
Longitude 88 Deg. 26 Min. 2
Latitude 43 Deg. 45 Min. 1
Convenient Approach Way Haigou Gully


Possibly easiest route..................West Face


18) Nanfeng Southwest Peak    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Item Answer
Name of Peak Nanfeng Southwest I Peak
Summit Elevation 4546 Meter
To be found in Map Section 6c
Belonging to which Group Nanfeng Group
Probably Easiest Route West Face
Technical Difficulty Easiest Route Rather Hard
Climbed Status Unknown
Longitude 88 Deg. 18 Min. 8
Latitude 43 Deg. 44 Min. 3
Convenient Approach Way Sangecha Gully
Bogda Shan Mountain Group  photo_id=75969

19) Bogda VII South II Peak    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Item Answer
Name of Peak Bogda VII South II Peak
Summit Elevation 4532 Meter
To be found in Map Section 7a
Belonging to which Group East Bogda Group
Probably Easiest Route Southeast Face
Technical Difficulty Easiest Route Rather Hard
Climbed Status Unclimbed
Longitude 88 Deg. 22 Min. 5
Latitude 43 Deg. 46 Min. 5
Convenient Approach Way Bogda Gully

20) Aksu    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Item Answer
Name of Peak Aksu Peak
Summit Elevation 4518 Meter
To be found in Map Section 7b
Belonging to which Group Aksu Group
Probably Easiest Route Southwest Face
Technical Difficulty Easiest Route Moderately Hard
Climbed Status Climbed Several Times
Longitude 88 Deg. 26 Min. 2
Latitude 43 Deg. 46 Min. 9
Convenient Approach Way Haigou Gully


Possibly easiest route..................Southwest Face


21) Daxigouxizi    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Item Answer
Name of Peak Daxigouxizi Peak
Summit Elevation 4499 Meter
To be found in Map Section 7b
Belonging to which Group Hongfeng Group
Probably Easiest Route Soutwest Face
Technical Difficulty Easiest Route Hard
Climbed Status Unknown
Longitude 88 Deg. 25 Min. 8
Latitude 43 Deg. 45 Min. 8
Convenient Approach Way Haigou Gully

22) Nanfeng North Peak    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Item Answer
Name of Peak Nanfeng North Peak
Summit Elevation 4481 Meter
To be found in Map Section 6c
Belonging to which Group Nanfeng Group
Probably Easiest Route West Ridge
Technical Difficulty Easiest Route Hard
Longitude 88 Deg. 19 Min. 6
Latitude 43 Deg. 44 Min. 9
Convenient Approach Way Sangecha Gully

23) Haigou    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Item Answer
Name of Peak Haigou
Summit Elevation 4470 Meter
To be found in Map Section 7b
Belonging to which Group Haigou Group
Probably Easiest Route West Ridge
Technical Difficulty Easiest Route Fairly Easy
Climbed Status Unknown, probably climbed
Longitude 88 Deg. 23 Min. 8
Latitude 43 Deg. 44 Min. 8
Convenient Approach Way Bogda Gully

24) Bogda II Northeast Peak    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Item Answer
Name of Peak Bogda II Northeast Peak
Summit Elevation 4447 Meter
To be found in Map Section 7b
Belonging to which Group East Bogda Group
Probably Easiest Route East Face
Technical Difficulty Easiest Route Fairly Hard
Longitude 88 Deg. 25 Min. 3
Latitude 43 Deg. 47 Min. 6
Convenient Approach Way Aksu Gully

25) Nanfeng Southwest II Peak    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Item Answer
Name of Peak Nanfeng Southwest II
Summit Elevation 4445 Meter
To be found in Map Section 6c
Belonging to which Group Nanfeng group
Probably Easiest Route Southwest Face
Technical Difficulty Easiest Route Fairly Easy
Climbed Status Unknown
Longitude 88 Deg. 18 Min. 4
Latitude 43 Deg. 43 Min. 7
Convenient Approach Way Sangecha Gully

26) Bogda III South Peak    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Item Answer
Name of Peak Bogda II South Peak
Summit Elevation 4436 Meter
To be found in Map Section 7b
Belonging to which Group East Bogda Group
Probably Easiest Route Northwest
Technical Difficulty Easiest Route Fairly Easy
Climbed Status Unknown
Longitude 88 Deg. 24 Min. 0
Latitude 43 Deg. 46 Min. 5
Convenient Approach Way Bogda Gully

27) Aksu East Peak    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Item Answer
Name of Peak Aksu East Peak
Summit Elevation 4430 Meter
To be found in Map Section 6b
Belonging to which Group Aksu Group
Probably Easiest Route Southeast Ridge
Technical Difficulty Easiest Route Very Hard
Climbed Status Unclimbed
Longitude 88 Deg. 26 Min. 7
Latitude 43 Deg. 46 Min. 8
Convenient Approach Way Aksu Gully

28) Sangecha    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Item Answer
Name of Peak Sangecha
Summit Elevation 4426 Meter
To be found in Map Section 6d
Belonging to which Group Sangecha Group
Probably Easiest Route Southeast Ridge
Technical Difficulty Easiest Route Moderately Hard
Climbed Status Unknown, probably climbed
Longitude 88 Deg. 14 Min. 3
Latitude 43 Deg. 43 Min. 9
Convenient Approach Way Sangecha Gully
Bogda Shan Mountain Group  photo_id=75466

29) Tianchi    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Item Answer
Name of Peak Tianchi Peak
Summit Elevation 4424 Meter
To be found in Map Section 6b
Belonging to which Group Tianchi Group
Probably Easiest Route North Face
Technical Difficulty Easiest Route Rather Hard
Climbed Status Unclimbed
Longitude 88 Deg. 14 Min. 1
Latitude 43 Deg. 45 Min. 7
Convenient Approach Way Ziyenzan Gully

30) Nanfeng Northeast Peak    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Item Answer
Name of Peak Nanfeng Northeast Peak
Summit Elevation 4396 Meter
To be found in Map Section 6b
Belonging to which Group Nanfeng group
Probably Easiest Route North Spur
Technical Difficulty Easiest Route Rather Hard
Climbed Status Unclimbed
Longitude 88 Deg. 20 Min. 2
Latitude 43 Deg. 45 Min. 3
Convenient Approach Way Bogda Gully

31) Haigou North Peak    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Height of the mountain:.................4386 Meter

In which map section:...................7a

Belonging to group:.......................Haigou group

Possibly easiest route..................West ridge

Difficulty easiest route:..................Moderately hard

Climbed status:..............................Unknown

East grid coordinates:...................88 Deg. 24 Min. 0

North grid coordinates:.................43 Deg. 45 Min. 7

Approach way.................................Bogda gully

32) Tianchi North Peak    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Height of the mountain:.................4379 Meter

In which map section:...................6a

Belonging to group:.......................Tianchi group

Possibly easiest route..................North ridge

Difficulty easiest route:..................Hard

Climbed status:..............................Unclimbed

East grid coordinates:...................88 Deg. 14 Min. 4

North grid coordinates:.................43 Deg. 46 Min. 1

Approach way.................................Ziyenzan gully

33) Bogda VII Northeast Peak    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Height of the mountain:.................4374 Meter

In which map section:...................7a

Belonging to group:.......................East Bogda group

Possibly easiest route..................Northwest face

Difficulty easiest route:..................Moderately hard

Climbed status:..............................Unknown

East grid coordinates:...................88 Deg. 23 Min. 2

North grid coordinates:.................43 Deg. 48 Min. 2

Approach way.................................Baiyang glacier

34) Ziyenzan    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Item Answer
Name of Peak Ziyenzan Peak
Summit Elevation 4371 Meter
To be found in Map Section 5b
Belonging to which Group Ico Group
Probably Easiest Route North Face
Technical Difficulty Easiest Route Rather hard
Climbed Status Climbed a Few Times before
Longitude 88 Deg. 12 Min. 6
Latitude 43 Deg. 45 Min. 6
Convenient Approach Way Ziyenzan Gully

35) Nanfeng South Peak    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Height of the mountain:.................4368 Meter

In which map section:...................6c

Belonging to group:.......................Nanfeng group

Possibly easiest route..................Southeast ridge

Difficulty easiest route:..................Fairly easy

Climbed status:..............................Unclimbed

East grid coordinates:...................88 Deg. 19 Min. 7

North grid coordinates:.................43 Deg. 43 Min. 8

Approach way.................................Bogda gully
Bogda Shan Mountain Group  photo_id=75463 Bogda Shan Mountain Group  photo_id=75464

36) Donggou    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Height of the mountain:.................4364 Meter

In which map section:...................3b

Belonging to group:.......................North Aksu group

Possibly easiest route..................Northwest face

Difficulty easiest route:..................Rather easy

Climbed status:..............................Unknown

East grid coordinates:...................88 Deg. 26 Min. 2

North grid coordinates:.................43 Deg. 48 Min. 5

Approach way.................................Baiyang glacier

37) Zhongcha    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Height of the mountain:.................4363 Meter

In which map section:...................8c

Belonging to group:.......................Zhongcha group

Possibly easiest route..................West face

Difficulty easiest route:..................Fairly hard

Climbed status:..............................Unclimbed

East grid coordinates:...................88 Deg. 33 Min.

North grid coordinates:.................43 Deg. 44 Min. 5

Approach way.................................Aksu gully

38) Haigou South Peak    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Height of the mountain:.................4354 Meter

In which map section:...................7a

Belonging to group:.......................Haigou group

Possibly easiest route..................Northwest flank

Difficulty easiest route:..................Fairly hard

Climbed status:..............................Unknown

East grid coordinates:...................88 Deg. 23 Min. 8

North grid coordinates:.................43 Deg. 44 Min. 4

Approach way.................................Bogda gully

39) Jianshi    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Height of the mountain:.................4353 Meter

In which map section:...................2c

Belonging to group:.......................Jianshi group

Possibly easiest route..................Southwest face

Difficulty easiest route:..................Moderately hard

Climbed status:..............................Climbed

East grid coordinates:...................88 Deg. 20 Min. 2

North grid coordinates:.................43 Deg. 49 Min. 5

Approach way.................................Sigong glacier
Bogda Shan Mountain Group  photo_id=117294 Bogda Shan Mountain Group  photo_id=75461

40) Xishan    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Height of the mountain:.................4344 Meter

In which map section:...................4a

Belonging to group:.......................Xishan group

Possibly easiest route..................North ridge

Difficulty easiest route:..................Fairly easy

Climbed status:..............................Unknown, probably climbed

East grid coordinates:...................88 Deg. 30 Min. 5

North grid coordinates:.................43 Deg. 51 Min. 5

Approach way.................................Baiyang valley

41) Xifeng Southwest Peak    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Height of the mountain:.................4342 Meter

In which map section:...................6a

Belonging to group:.......................Xifeng group

Possibly easiest route..................Northwest ridge

Difficulty easiest route:..................Rather hard

Climbed status:..............................Unclimbed

East grid coordinates:...................88 Deg. 14 Min. 9

North grid coordinates:.................43 Deg. 46 Min. 8

Approach way.................................Ziyenzan gully
Bogda Shan Mountain Group  photo_id=75473

42) Sangecha West Peak    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Height of the mountain:.................4319 Meter

In which map section:...................6d

Belonging to group:.......................Sangecha group

Possibly easiest route..................Soutwest flank

Difficulty easiest route:..................Rather hard

Climbed status:..............................Probably climbed

East grid coordinates:...................88 Deg. 13 Min. 7

North grid coordinates:.................43 Deg. 43 Min. 7

Approach way.................................Sangecha gully

43) Koko    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Height of the mountain:.................4305 Meter

In which map section:...................3d

Belonging to group:.......................Koko group

Possibly easiest route..................Northwest couloir

Difficulty easiest route:..................Rather hard

Climbed status:..............................Unknown

East grid coordinates:...................88 Deg. 24 Min. 9

North grid coordinates:.................43 Deg. 50 Min. 9

Approach way.................................Ganghezi gully

44) Hongfeng South Peak    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Height of the mountain:.................4299 Meter

In which map section:...................8d

Belonging to group:.......................Hongfeng group

Possibly easiest route..................North Spur

Difficulty easiest route:..................Easy

Climbed status:..............................Climbed

East grid coordinates:...................88 Deg. 27 Min. 3

North grid coordinates:.................43 Deg. 44 Min. 5

Approach way.................................Haigou gully

45) Malu    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Item Answer
Name of Peak Malu Peak
Summit Elevation 4298 Meter
To be found in Map Section 5b
Belonging to which Group Malu Group
Probably Easiest Route Northwest Wall
Technical Difficulty Easiest Route Easy
Climbed Status Climbed Many Times before
Longitude 88 Deg. 09 Min. 9
Latitude 43 Deg. 45 Min. 5
Convenient Approach Way Qongkanr Gully
Bogda Shan Mountain Group  photo_id=75961

46) Jianshi West Peak    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Height of the mountain:.................4295 Meter

In which map section:...................2c

Belonging to group:.......................Main Bogda group

Possibly easiest route..................North Face

Difficulty easiest route:..................Moderately hard

Climbed status:..............................Unknown

East grid coordinates:...................88 Deg. 18 Min. 9

North grid coordinates:.................43 Deg. 49 Min. 6

Approach way.................................Sigong gully

47) Tianchi West Peak    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Height of the mountain:.................4294 Meter

In which map section:...................6a

Belonging to group:.......................Tianchi group

Possibly easiest route..................West face

Difficulty easiest route:..................Fairly easy

Climbed status:..............................Unknown

East grid coordinates:...................88 Deg. 13 Min. 5

North grid coordinates:.................43 Deg. 45 Min. 8

Approach way.................................Baiyang gully

48) Tianchi South Peak    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Height of the mountain:.................4278 meter

In which map section:................... 6a

Belonging to group:.......................Tianchi group

Possibly easiest route..................South face

Difficulty easiest route:..................Rather easy

Climbed status:..............................Climbed

East grid coordinates:...................88 Deg. 13 Min. 5

North grid coordinates:.................43 Deg. 45 Min. 8

Approach way.................................Baiyang gully

49) Ziyenzan West Peak    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Item Answer
Name of Peak Ziyenzan West Peak
Summit Elevation 4271 Meter
To be found in Map Section 5b
Belonging to which Group Ico Group
Probably Easiest Route North Face
Technical Difficulty Easiest Route Moderately hard
Climbed Status Climbed at least once
Longitude 88 Deg. 12 Min. 2
Latitude 43 Deg. 45 Min. 4
Convenient Approach Way Ziyenzan Gully

50) Xifeng South Peak    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Height of the mountain:.................4266 Meter

In which map section:...................6a

Belonging to group:.......................Xifeng group

Possibly easiest route..................Northeast ridge

Difficulty easiest route:..................Moderately hard

Climbed status:..............................Unclimbed

East grid coordinates:...................88 Deg. 15 Min. 8

North grid coordinates:.................43 Deg. 46 Min. 0

Approach way.................................Sangecha gully

51) Zhongcha North II Peak    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Height of the mountain:.................4266 Meter

In which map section:...................8b

Belonging to group:.......................Zhongcha group

Possibly easiest route..................East face

Difficulty easiest route:..................Fairly easy

Climbed status:..............................Unknown

East grid coordinates:...................88 Deg. 33 Min.

North grid coordinates:.................43 Deg. 46 Min.

Approach way.................................Daigou gully

52) Sangecha North Peak    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Height of the mountain:.................4259 Meter

In which map section:...................6a

Belonging to group:.......................Sangecha group

Possibly easiest route..................East ridge

Difficulty easiest route:..................Rather easy

Climbed status:..............................Unknown

East grid coordinates:...................88 Deg. 14 Min. 6

North grid coordinates:.................43 Deg. 44 Min. 5

Approach way.................................Sangecha gully

53) Ganghe    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Height of the mountain:.................4256 Meter

In which map section:...................3d

Belonging to group:.......................Ganghe group

Possibly easiest route..................Northwest face

Difficulty easiest route:..................Rather easy

Climbed status:..............................climbed

East grid coordinates:...................88 Deg. 20 Min. 6

North grid coordinates:.................43 Deg. 50 Min. 2

Approach way.................................Ganghezi gully

54) North Aksu    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Item Answer
Name of Peak North Aksu
Summit Elevation 4254 Meter
To be found in Map Section 4a
Belonging to which Group North Aksu Group
Probably Easiest Route Northeast Couloir
Technical Difficulty Easiest Route Hard
Longitude 88 Deg. 28 Min. 2
Latitude 43 Deg. 48 Min. 7
Convenient Approach Way Aksu Gully

55) West Daxigou    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Height of the mountain:.................4246 Meter

In which map section:...................8b

Belonging to group:.......................Ergong group

Possibly easiest route..................East face

Difficulty easiest route:..................Rather easy

Climbed status:..............................Unknown

East grid coordinates:...................88 Deg. 33 Min.

North grid coordinates:.................43 Deg. 47 Min.

Approach way.................................Daxigou Middle gully

56) Zhongcha Southwest Peak    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Height of the mountain:.................4239 Meter

In which map section:...................8c

Belonging to group:.......................Zhongcha group

Possibly easiest route.................. Northwest ridge

Difficulty easiest route:..................Fairly hard

Climbed status:..............................Unclimbed

East grid coordinates:...................88 Deg. 32 Min. 5

North grid coordinates:.................43 Deg. 44 Min.

Approach way.................................Aksu gully

57) Erdaren    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Height of the mountain:.................4234 Meter

In which map section:...................5c

Belonging to group:.......................Malu group

Possibly easiest route.................. North wall

Difficulty easiest route:..................Rather easy

Climbed status:..............................Climbed

East grid coordinates:...................88 Deg. 06 Min. 8

North grid coordinates:.................43 Deg. 44 Min. 8

Approach way.................................Qongkanr gully

58) Ergong    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Height of the mountain:.................4232 Meter

In which map section:...................4b

Belonging to group:.......................Ergong group

Possibly easiest route..................North east face

Difficulty easiest route:..................Rather hard

Climbed status:..............................Unknown

East grid coordinates:...................88 Deg. 33 Min.

North grid coordinates:.................43 Deg. 48 Min.

Approach way.................................Ergong valley

59) Ziyenzan Southeast Peak    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Height of the mountain:.................4219 Meter

In which map section:...................5b

Belonging to group:.......................Ico group

Possibly easiest route..................South wall

Difficulty easiest route:..................Moderately hard

Climbed status:..............................Unknown

East grid coordinates:...................88 Deg. 12 Min. 8

North grid coordinates:.................43 Deg. 45 Min.

Approach way.................................Baiyang gully

60) Hongfeng Northeast Peak    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Height of the mountain:.................4219 Meter

In which map section:...................8a

Belonging to group:.......................Hongfeng group

Possibly easiest route..................East ridge

Difficulty easiest route:..................Moderately hard

Climbed status:..............................Unknown

East grid coordinates:...................88 Deg. 27 Min. 9

North grid coordinates:.................43 Deg. 45 Min. 5

Approach way.................................Aksu gully

61) Nanfeng East Peak    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Height of the mountain:.................4215 Meter

In which map section:...................7d

Belonging to group:.......................Nanfeng group

Possibly easiest route..................Northeast ridge

Difficulty easiest route:..................Fairly easy

Climbed status:..............................Climbed once, climber died on descent

East grid coordinates:...................88 Deg. 20 Min. 6

North grid coordinates:.................43 Deg. 44 Min. 4

Approach way.................................Bogda gully

62) Bogda V North II Peak    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Height of the mountain:.................4215 Meter

In which map section:...................2c

Belonging to group:.......................Main Bogda group

Possibly easiest route..................East face

Difficulty easiest route:..................Moderately difficult

Climbed status:..............................Climbed a few times

East grid coordinates:...................88 Deg. 18 Min.

North grid coordinates:.................43 Deg. 48 Min. 3

Approach way.................................Sigong glacier

63) North Aksu North Peak    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Height of the mountain:.................4213 Meter

In which map section:...................4a

Belonging to group:.......................North Aksu group

Possibly easiest route..................Northeast ridge

Difficulty easiest route:..................Easy

Climbed status:..............................Unknown

East grid coordinates:...................88 Deg. 28 Min. 5

North grid coordinates:.................43 Deg. 49 Min. 5

Approach way.................................Xigou East gully

64) Ganghe North Peak    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Height of the mountain:.................4210 Meter

In which map section:...................3d

Belonging to group:.......................Ganghe group

Possibly easiest route..................Northwest face

Difficulty easiest route:..................Hard

Climbed status:..............................Unclimbed

East grid coordinates:...................88 Deg. 21 Min.

North grid coordinates:.................43 Deg. 51 Min. 1

Approach way.................................Ganghezi gully

65) Bogda I Northwest Peak    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Height of the mountain:.................4208 Meter

In which map section:...................2c

Belonging to group:.......................Main Bogda group

Possibly easiest route..................Northwest ridge

Difficulty easiest route:..................Fairly hard

Climbed status:..............................Unknown

East grid coordinates:...................88 Deg. 19 Min. 3

North grid coordinates:.................43 Deg. 48 Min. 6

Approach way.................................Sigong glacier

66) Donggou North Peak    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Height of the mountain:.................4206 Meter

In which map section:................... 3b

Belonging to group:.......................North Aksu group

Possibly easiest route..................West face

Difficulty easiest route:..................Easy

Climbed status:..............................Unknown

East grid coordinates:...................88 Deg. 26 Min. 4

North grid coordinates:.................43 Deg. 49 Min.

Approach way.................................Baiyang glacier

67) Daxigouxizi Southeast Peak    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Item Answer
Name of Peak Daxigouxizi Southeast Peak
Summit Elevation 4196 Meter
To be found in Map Section 7b
Belonging to which Group Hongfeng Group
Probably Easiest Route Southflank
Technical Difficulty Easiest Route Moderately Hard
Climbed Status Unknown
Longitude 88 Deg. 26 Min. 4
Latitude 43 Deg. 45 Min. 5
Convenient Approach Way Haigou Gully

68) Bogda VII South III Peak    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Height of the mountain:.................4186 Meter

In which map section:...................7a

Belonging to group:.......................East Bogda group

Possibly easiest route..................Northeast spur

Difficulty easiest route:..................Fairly easy

Climbed status:..............................Unknown

East grid coordinates:...................88 Deg. 22 Min. 4

North grid coordinates:.................43 Deg. 46 Min.

Approach way.................................Bogda gully

69) West Ico    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Item Answer
Name of Peak West Ico Peak
Summit Elevation 4185 Meter
To be found in Map Section 5b
Belonging to which Group Ico Group
Probably Easiest Route Northeast Face
Technical Difficulty Easiest Route Hard
Climbed Status Unclimbed
Longitude 88 Deg. 11 Min. 4
Latitude 43 Deg. 45 Min. 9
Convenient Approach Way Ziyenzan Gully


70) Koko Northeast Peak    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Height of the mountain:.................4185 Meter

In which map section:...................3c

Belonging to group:.......................Koko group

Possibly easiest route..................Southeast ridge

Difficulty easiest route:..................Easy

Climbed status:..............................Climbed several times

East grid coordinates:...................88 Deg. 24 Min. 1

North grid coordinates:.................43 Deg. 51 Min. 8

Approach way.................................Xigou gully

71) Ico    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Item Answer
Name of Peak Ico Peak
Summit Elevation 4179 Meter
To be found in Map Section 5b
Belonging to which Group Ico Group
Probably Easiest Route Ico Pass from the South
Technical Difficulty Easiest Route Hard Hike
Climbed Status Climbed many times before
Longitude 88 Deg. 12 Min. 6
Latitude 43 Deg. 46 Min. 0
Convenient Approach Way Ziyenzan Gully


Possibly easiest route..................Ico pass from the South

Bogda Shan Mountain Group  photo_id=75960

72) Ergong West Peak    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Height of the mountain:.................4179 Meter

In which map section:...................8b

Belonging to group:.......................Ergong group

Possibly easiest route..................North Face

Difficulty easiest route:..................Moderately hard

Climbed status:..............................Unknown

East grid coordinates:...................88 Deg. 32 Min.

North grid coordinates:.................43 Deg. 48 Min.

Approach way.................................Ergong valley

73) Nanfeng North II Peak    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Height of the mountain:.................4174 Meter

In which map section:...................6b

Belonging to group:.......................Nanfeng group

Possibly easiest route..................West face

Difficulty easiest route:..................Easy

Climbed status:..............................Probably climbed

East grid coordinates:...................88 Deg. 20 Min.

North grid coordinates:.................43 Deg. 46 Min.

74) Daxigou    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Height of the mountain:.................4164 Meter

In which map section:...................8b

Belonging to group:.......................Ergong group

Possibly easiest route.................. South spur

Difficulty easiest route:..................Moderately hard

Climbed status:..............................Unknown

East grid coordinates:...................88 Deg. 34 Min.

North grid coordinates:.................43 Deg. 48 Min. 5

Approach way.................................Daxigou Middle gully

75) Ergong East Peak    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Height of the mountain:.................4164 Meter

In which map section:...................8b

Belonging to group:.......................Ergong group

Possibly easiest route..................Southeast ridge

Difficulty easiest route:..................Easy

Climbed status:..............................Most likely climbed

East grid coordinates:...................88 Deg. 32 Min.

North grid coordinates:.................43 Deg. 48 Min. 5

76) Hongfeng Southeast Peak    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Height of the mountain:.................4159 Meter

In which map section:...................8d

Belonging to group:.......................Hongfeng group

Possibly easiest route..................Northwest ridge

Difficulty easiest route:..................Fairly easy

Climbed status:..............................Unknown

East grid coordinates:...................88 Deg. 28 Min.

North grid coordinates:.................43 Deg. 44 Min.

Approach way.................................Haigou gully

77) Bogda V Southwest Peak    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Height of the mountain:.................4158 Meter

In which map section:...................6b

Belonging to group:.......................Main Bogda group

Possibly easiest route..................South ridge

Difficulty easiest route:..................Fairly hard

Climbed status:..............................Unknown

East grid coordinates:...................88 Deg. 17 Min. 7

North grid coordinates:.................43 Deg. 46 Min. 8

Approach way.................................Sangecha gully

78) Sangecha Southwest Peak    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Height of the mountain:.................4155 Meter

In which map section:...................6d

Belonging to group:.......................Sangecha group

Possibly easiest route..................Southwest face

Difficulty easiest route:..................Easy

Climbed status:..............................Probably climbed a few times

East grid coordinates:...................88 Deg. 13 Min. 2

North grid coordinates:.................43 Deg. 43 Min. 3

Approach way.................................Sangecha gully
Bogda Shan Mountain Group  photo_id=75467

79) Daxigou East Peak    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Height of the mountain:.................4150 Meter

In which map section:...................8b

Belonging to group:.......................Ergong group

Possibly easiest route..................South ridge

Difficulty easiest route:..................Fairly easy

Climbed status:..............................Unknown

East grid coordinates:...................88 Deg. 36 Min.

North grid coordinates:.................43 Deg. 48 Min.

Approach way.................................Daxigou Middle gully

80) Ergong East II Peak    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Height of the mountain:.................4150 Meter

In which map section:...................8b

Belonging to group:.......................Ergong group

Possibly easiest route.................. South Ridge

Difficulty easiest route:..................Hike

Climbed status:..............................Climbed

East grid coordinates:...................88 Deg. 33 Min.

North grid coordinates:.................43 Deg. 48 Min.

81) Karaqorak    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Height of the mountain:.................4139 Meter

In which map section:...................5a

Belonging to group:......................Malu group.

Possibly easiest route..................Northwest wall

Difficulty easiest route:..................Rather hard

Climbed status:..............................Unclimbed

East grid coordinates:...................88 Deg. 08 Min.

North grid coordinates:.................43 Deg. 45 Min. 3

Approach way.................................Qongkanr gully

2) Aksu Northeast Peak    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Item Answer
Name of Peak Aksu Northeast
Summit Elevation 4138 Meter
To be found in Map Section 7a
Belonging to which Group Aksu Group
Probably Easiest Route East Couloir
Technical Difficulty Easiest Route Rather Hard
Longitude 88 Deg. 28 Min. 0
Latitude 43 Deg. 47 Min. 5
Convenient Approach Way Aksu Gully


83) Tianchi Northwest Peak    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Height of the mountain:.................4133 Meter

In which map section:................... 5b

Belonging to group:.......................Tianchi group

Possibly easiest route..................North ridge

Difficulty easiest route:..................Very hard

Climbed status:..............................Unclimbed

East grid coordinates:...................88 Deg. 13 Min. 3

North grid coordinates:.................43 Deg. 46 Min. 7

Approach way.................................Ziyenzan gully

84) Baiyang    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Height of the mountain:.................4132 Meter

In which map section:...................3d

Belonging to group:.......................Jianshi group

Possibly easiest route..................North face

Difficulty easiest route:..................Rather hard

Climbed status:..............................Unknown

East grid coordinates:...................88 Deg. 21 Min. 1

North grid coordinates:.................43 Deg. 49 Min.

Approach way.................................Baiyang glacier

85) Huangshan    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Height of the mountain:.................4127 Meter

In which map section:...................4b

Belonging to group:.......................Xishan group

Possibly easiest route..................Northeast ridge

Difficulty easiest route:..................Fairly Easy

Climbed status:..............................Unknown

East grid coordinates:...................88 Deg. 33 Min.

North grid coordinates:.................43 Deg. 52 Min.

Approach way.................................Dayou gully

86) Nanfeng West Peak    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Item Answer
Name of Peak Nanfeng West Peak
Summit Elevation 4125 Meter
To be found in Map Section 6c
Belonging to which Group Nanfeng Group
Probably Easiest Route Northwest Couloir
Technical Difficulty Easiest Route Easy
Climbed Status Climbed on 28-01-2003 by myself
Longitude 88 Deg. 18 Min. 5
Latitude 43 Deg. 44 Min. 6
Convenient Approach Way Sangecha Gully
Bogda Shan Mountain Group  photo_id=75462

87) Zhongcha South Peak    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Height of the mountain:.................4114 Meter

In which map section:...................8c

Belonging to group:.......................Zhongcha group

Possibly easiest route..................West face

Difficulty easiest route:..................Hard

Climbed status:..............................Unclimbed

East grid coordinates:...................88 Deg. 33 Min.

North grid coordinates:.................43 Deg. 44 Min.

Approach way.................................Aksu gully

88) Haigou Southwest Peak    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Height of the mountain:.................4112 Meter

In which map section:...................7d

Belonging to group:.......................Haigou group

Possibly easiest route..................West ridge

Difficulty easiest route:..................Easy

Climbed status:..............................Unknown

East grid coordinates:...................88 Deg. 23 Min.

North grid coordinates:.................43 Deg. 43 Min. 7

Approach way.................................Bogda gully

89) Ico Northwest Peak    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Item Answer
Name of Peak Ico Northwest Peak
Summit Elevation 4105 Meter
To be found in Map Section 5b
Belonging to which Group Ico Group
Probably Easiest Route North ridge
Technical Difficulty Easiest Route Moderately Difficult
Climbed Status Probably Climbed
Longitude 88 Deg. 11 Min. 5
Latitude 43 Deg. 46 Min. 2
Convenient Approach Way Ziyenzan Gully


90) Lixin    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Height of the mountain:.................4079 Meter

In which map section:...................2c

Belonging to group:.......................Ganghe group

Possibly easiest route..................West Ridge

Difficulty easiest route:..................Moderately hard

Climbed status:..............................Climbed

East grid coordinates:...................88 Deg. 19 Min. 8

North grid coordinates:.................43 Deg. 51 Min. 7

Approach way.................................Qoratalak gully

91) Xigou    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Item Answer
Name of Peak Xigou (Xishan) Peak
Summit Elevation 4078 Meter
To be found in Map Section 4d
Belonging to which Group North Aksu Group
Probably Easiest Route Northwest Face
Technical Difficulty Easiest Route Rather Hard
Climbed Status Unknown
Longitude 88 Deg. 29 Min. 7
Latitude 43 Deg. 50 Min. 3
Convenient Approach Way Xigou East Gully


92) Ganghe Northwest Peak    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Height of the mountain:.................4078 Meter

In which map section:...................2c

Belonging to group:.......................Ganghe group

Possibly easiest route..................Northwest face

Difficulty easiest route:..................Fairly easy

Climbed status:..............................Probably climbed

East grid coordinates:...................88 Deg. 19 Min. 9

North grid coordinates:.................43 Deg. 50 Min. 7

Approach way.................................Qoratalak gully

129) Karaqorak Southeast Peak    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Height of the mountain:.................4078 Meter

In which map section:...................5d

Belonging to group:.......................Malu group

Possibly easiest route..................Southwest wall

Difficulty easiest route:..................Moderately hard

Climbed status:..............................Probably unclimbed

East grid coordinates:...................88 Deg. 08 Min. 5

North grid coordinates:.................43 Deg. 45 Min. 1

Approach way.................................Baiyang gully

94) Huangshan East Peak    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Height of the mountain:.................4076 Meter

In which map section:...................4b

Belonging to group:.......................Xishan group

Possibly easiest route..................North ridge

Difficulty easiest route:..................Hike

Climbed status:..............................Climbed

East grid coordinates:...................88 Deg. 33 Min.

North grid coordinates:.................43 Deg. 48 Min.

95) Aksu East II Peak    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Topic Answer
Name of the Peak Aksu II East Peak
Summit Elevation 4074 Meter
To Be found in Map Section 8a
Belonging to which group Aksu Group
Probably Easiest Route South Face
Technical Difficulty Easiest Route Fairly Easy
Longitude 88 Degrees 27 Minutes 4
Latitude 43 Degrees 47 Minutes 0
Convenient Approach Way Aksu Gully


96) Akobay    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Item Answer
Name of Peak Akobay Peak
Summit Elevation 4072 Meter
To be found in Map Section 5d
Belonging to which Group Malu Group
Probably Easiest Route Northeast Flank
Technical Difficulty Easiest Route Fairly Easy
Climbed Status Climbed before
Longitude 88 Deg. 16 Min. 3
Latitude 43 Deg. 45 Min. 2
Convenient Approach Way Qongkanr Gully

97) Karaqorak West Peak    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Height of the mountain:.................4056 Meter

In which map section:...................5a

Belonging to group:.......................Malu group

Possibly easiest route..................North west ridge

Difficulty easiest route:..................Rather easy

Climbed status:..............................Unknown

East grid coordinates:...................88 Deg. 07 Min. 8

North grid coordinates:.................43 Deg. 45 Min. 2

Approach way.................................Qongkanr gully

98) Baiyang East Peak    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Height of the mountain:.................4054 Meter

In which map section:...................3d

Belonging to group:.......................Ganghe group

Possibly easiest route..................Northeast face

Difficulty easiest route:..................Hard

Climbed status:..............................Unclimbed

East grid coordinates:...................88 Deg. 22 Min. 2

North grid coordinates:.................43 Deg. 49 Min. 1

Approach way.................................Baiyang glacier

99) Koko North Peak    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Height of the mountain:.................4046 Meter

In which map section:...................3d

Belonging to group:.......................Koko group

Possibly easiest route..................West ridge

Difficulty easiest route:..................Fairly easy

Climbed status:..............................Probably climbed

East grid coordinates:...................88 Deg. 22 Min. 8

North grid coordinates:.................43 Deg. 52 Min. 2

Approach way.................................Ganghezi gully
Bogda Shan Mountain Group  photo_id=123596 Bogda Shan Mountain Group  photo_id=123597

100) Bogda V South Peak    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Height of the mountain:.................4044 Meter

In which map section:...................6b

Belonging to group:.......................Main Bogda group

Possibly easiest route..................Southwest couloir

Difficulty easiest route:..................Fairly easy

Climbed status:..............................Unknown

East grid coordinates:...................88 Deg. 18 Min. 4

North grid coordinates:.................43 Deg. 46 Min. 3

Approach way.................................Sangecha gully

101) Ziyenzan Northwest Peak    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Item Answer
Name of Peak Ziyenzan Northwest Peak
Summit Elevation 4044 Meter
To be found in Map Section 5b
Belonging to which Group Ico Group
Probably Easiest Route North Face
Technical Difficulty Easiest Route Moderately hard
Climbed Status Unclimbed
Longitude 88 Deg. 12 Min. 0
Latitude 43 Deg. 45 Min. 5
Convenient Approach Way Ziyenzan Gully


102) Aksu South Peak    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Item Answer
Name of Peak Aksu Southeast Peak
Summit Elevation 4038 Meter
To be found in Map Section 6b
Belonging to which Group Aksu Group
Probably Easiest Route Northwest Face
Technical Difficulty Easiest Route Easy
Climbed Status Unknown
Longitude 88 Deg. 26 Min. 6
Latitude 43 Deg. 46 Min. 4
Convenient Approach Way Aksu Gully

103) Sigong    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Height of the mountain:.................4037 Meter

In which map section:...................2c

Belonging to group:.......................Not belonging to a distinctive group

Possibly easiest route..................South Ridge

Difficulty easiest route:..................Hard hike to easy scramble

Climbed status:..............................Ascended regularily

East grid coordinates:...................88 Deg. 16 Min. 4

North grid coordinates:.................43 Deg. 49 Min. 7

Approach way.................................Sangecha gullly

104) Malu North Peak    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Item Answer
Name of Peak Malu North Peak
Summit Elevation 4035 Meter
To be found in Map Section 5b
Belonging to which Group Malu Group
Probably Easiest Route North Ridge
Technical Difficulty Easiest Route Rather Hard
Climbed Status Probably Unclimbed
Longitude 88 Deg. 10 Min. 1
Latitude 43 Deg. 46 Min. 3
Convenient Approach Way Ziyenzan/Malu Gully

105) Xifeng West Peak    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Height of the mountain:.................4033 Meter

In which map section:...................5b

Belonging to group:.......................Xifeng group

Possibly easiest route..................North ridge

Difficulty easiest route:..................Fairly easy

Climbed status:..............................Unknown

East grid coordinates:...................88 Deg. 14 Min. 4

North grid coordinates:.................43 Deg. 47 Min. 2

Approach way.................................Ziyenzan gully

106) Bogda III North Peak    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Height of the mountain:.................4032 Meter

In which map section:...................7b

Belonging to group:.......................East Bogda Group

Possibly easiest route..................Northwest ridge

Difficulty easiest route:..................Fairly easy

Climbed status:..............................Unknown

East grid coordinates:...................88 Deg. 23 Min. 9

North grid coordinates:.................43 Deg. 48 Min. 3

Approach way................

107: Nanfeng Southwest III Peak    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Height of the mountain:.................4026 Meter

In which map section:...................6c

Belonging to group:.......................Nanfeng group

Possibly easiest route..................Southwest spur

Difficulty easiest route:..................rather easy

Climbed status:..............................Unknown, probably climbed

East grid coordinates:...................88 Deg. 17 Min. 8

North grid coordinates:.................43 Deg. 43 Min. 8

Approach way.................................Sangecha gully

108) Donggou North II Peak    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Height of the mountain:.................4026 Meter

In which map section:...................3c

Belonging to group:.......................North Aksu group

Possibly easiest route..................North Face

Difficulty easiest route:..................Moderately hard

Climbed status:..............................Unknown

East grid coordinates:...................88 Deg. 26 Min. 4

North grid coordinates:.................43 Deg. 50 Min. 2

Approach way.................................Xigou gully

109) Donggou Northeast Peak    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Height of the mountain:.................4021 Meter

In which map section:...................3d

Belonging to group:.......................North Aksu group

Possibly easiest route..................West couloir

Difficulty easiest route:..................Rather easy

Climbed status:..............................Unknown

East grid coordinates:...................88 Deg. 25 Min. 5

North grid coordinates:.................43 Deg. 48 Min. 7

Approach way.................................Baiyang glacier

110) Donggou North II Peak    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Height of the mountain:.................4016 Meter

In which map section:...................3d

Belonging to group:.......................North Aksu group

Possibly easiest route..................Southeast spur

Difficulty easiest route:..................Easy

Climbed status:..............................Probably unclimbed

East grid coordinates:...................88 Deg. 25 Min. 6

North grid coordinates:.................43 Deg. 49 Min. 7

Approach way.................................Baiyang glacier

111) Dadongou    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Height of the mountain:.................4016 Meter

In which map section:...................2c

Belonging to group:.......................Ganghe group

Possibly easiest route..................North face

Difficulty easiest route:..................Easy

Climbed status:..............................Probably climbed

East grid coordinates:...................88 Deg. 18 Min.

North grid coordinates:.................43 Deg. 50 Min. 8

Approach way.................................Qoratalak gully

112) North Aksu Southeast Peak    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Item Answer
Name of Peak North Aksu Southeast Peak
Summit Elevation 4012 Meter
To be found in Map Section 8a
Belonging to which Group North Aksu Group
Probably Easiest Route Southeast Ridge
Technical Difficulty Easiest Route Fairly Easy
Longitude 88 Deg. 29 Min. 4
Latitude 43 Deg. 48 Min. 5
Convenient Approach Way Aksu Gully

113) Eking    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Item Answer
Name of Peak Eking Peak
Summit Elevation 4012 Meter
To be found in Map Section 5b
Belonging to which Group Xifeng Group
Probably Easiest Route South Ridge
Technical Difficulty Easiest Route Hike/Easy
Climbed Status Climbed before
Longitude 88 Deg. 14 Min. 5
Latitude 43 Deg. 48 Min. 2
Convenient Approach Way Ziyenzan Gully

114) Xishan West Peak    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Height of the mountain:.................4006 Meter

In which map section:...................4d

Belonging to group:.......................Xishan group

Possibly easiest route..................North Face

Difficulty easiest route:..................Moderately hard

Climbed status:..............................Unknown

East grid coordinates:...................88 Deg. 30 Min.

North grid coordinates:.................43 Deg. 50 Min. 5

Approach way.................................Aksu gully

115) Dayou    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Height of the mountain:.................4006 Meter

In which map section:...................4c

Belonging to group:.......................Xishan group

Possibly easiest route..................Northwest Ridge

Difficulty easiest route:..................Hike

Climbed status:..............................Climbed

East grid coordinates:...................88 Deg. 32 Min. 5

North grid coordinates:.................43 Deg. 51 Min.

Approach way.............................Dayou gully

116) Sheep Peak    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Height of the mountain:.................4004 meter

In which map section:...................8b

Belonging to group:.......................Ergong group

Possibly easiest route..................Southwest ridge

Difficulty easiest route:..................Hike

Climbed status:..............................Climbed, (the sheep do so every day)

East grid coordinates:...................88 Deg. 31 Min. 5

North grid coordinates:.................43 Deg. 46 Min. 5

Approach way.................................Aksu gully

117) Xishan North Peak    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Height of the mountain:.................4002 Meter

In which map section:...................4a

Belonging to group:.......................Xishan group

Possibly easiest route..................Northeast ridge

Difficulty easiest route:..................Fairly easy

Climbed status:..............................Unknown

East grid coordinates:...................88 Deg. 30 Min.

North grid coordinates:.................43 Deg. 52 Min. 5

Approach way.................................Xishan gully

Glaciers of Bogda Shan    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

Glaciers are a common characteristic of high mountains and as they often provide relatively easy access ways/climbing routes I decided to include a inventarisation of them on this page. Before summing them up here some general information about the Bogda ice rivers:

There are about 100 seperate glaciers in the described part of the Bogda Shan, some of them are however insignificantly small and have thus been left out of this inventarisation. Of several others it is now doubtfull that they still are glaciers in the real sense and may have become stationary icefields. As most of the glaciers of Bogda are in rather rapid retreat, and have been so for a long span of years, in the earlier days there have been a much greater number. Remnants of this can still be viewed in places such as the West Nanfeng group where still slender ice couloirs are remaining of glaciers that stopped their ice movement about 100 years ago.

Most of the glaciers are, as usual, found on the Northern and Western slopes of the mountains, and relatively few on the East and South sides. Most of the glaciers of the Bogda Shan are relativelly small in size for Asian standards, and only two exceed the surface area of 10 square kilometer: The Baiyang glacier on the North slopes of main Bogda group, 10.27 square kilometer, and the Aksu glacier on the East slopes of the East Bogda group with 10.21 square kilometer.

The Baiyang glacier in the North is of Fan or shape diffluence type, with one branch flowing into Sigong river bassin and three others into the system of Sangecha river. Another example, the Bogda glacier in the South is mainly fed by avalanches and is of the valley type. In the slopes above Bogda glacier there are around 65 avalanche throughs, one with a length of 1.6 kilometer and a height difference of 1200 meter. Bogda glacier has the greatest ice thickness of all, about 190 meter

Almost all the glaciers of the Northern and Western slopes are generally retreating at the moment and if the retreat rate goes on like this, several smaller ones will stop their ice movement within forseeable time and become stationary icefields. The length of the Eastern and Southern glaciers is mostly stable during the last decades, however some lateral retreat can be covered. Meteorological data do not indicate any significant temperature rises in the recent past, so the retreat must be sought in receiving less precipation: With other words, the Bogda is getting drier.

G1) Nanfeng Southwest glacier    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

General flow direction;..............East to West

Length of glacier........................1.5 Kilometer

Surface Area...............................1.5 Sq. Kilometer

Longitude....................................88 Degrees 18 Minutes 2

Latitude........................................43 Degrees 44 Minutes 3

Coming from Peaks..................Nanfeng Southwest
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G2) Nanfeng South Glacier    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

General flow direction;..............North to South

Length of glacier........................1 Kilometer

Surface Area...............................1.7 Sq. Kilometer

Longitude....................................88 Degrees 19 Minutes 3

Latitude........................................43 Degrees 44 Minutes

Coming from Peaks..................Nanfeng
.......................................................Nanfengs Soutwest Peak

G3) Nanfeng East Glacier    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

General flow direction;..............West to East

Length of glacier........................2 Kilometer

Surface Area...............................2.6 Sq. Kilometer

Longitude....................................88 Degrees 20 Minutes 4

Latitude........................................43 Degrees 45 Minutes 7

Coming from Peaks..................Nanfeng
.......................................................Nanfeng North Peak

13) Daxigouxizi Glacier    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

General flow direction;..............West to East

Length of glacier........................2.5 Kilometer

Surface Area...............................3.75 Sq. Kilometer

Longitude....................................88 Degrees 26 Minutes 7

Latitude........................................43 Degrees 46 Minutes

Coming from Peaks..................Daxigouxizi
.......................................................Daxigouxizi South Peak

G4) Nanfeng North Glacier    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

no.; 4 Name; Nanfeng North glacier

General flow direction;..............South to North

Length of glacier........................1.5 Kilometer

Surface Area...............................1.3 Sq. Kilometer

Longitude....................................88 Degrees 20 Minutes 6

Latitude........................................43 Degrees 45 Minutes 3

Coming from Peaks..................Nanfeng North Peak
.......................................................Nanfeng Northeast Peak

G5) Nanfeng West Glacier    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

General flow direction;..............Southeast to Northwest

Length of glacier........................2 Kilometer

Surface Area...............................1.5 Sq. Kilometer

Longitude....................................88 Degrees 18 Minutes 9

Latitude........................................43 Degrees 44 Minutes 7

Coming from Peaks..................Nanfeng Southwest Peak
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G6) Haigou Southwest Glacier    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

General flow direction;..............East to West

Length of glacier........................1.5 Kilometer

Surface Area...............................2.25 Sq. Kilometer

Longitude....................................88 Degrees 23 Minutes 4

Latitude........................................43 Degrees 45 Minutes 6

Coming from Peaks..................Haigou South Peak
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G7) Haigoufeng East Glacier    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

General flow direction;..............West to East

Length of glacier........................2 Kilometer

Surface Area...............................1 Sq. Kilometer

Longitude....................................88 Degrees 24 Minutes 3

Latitude........................................43 Degrees 45 Minutes 2

Coming from Peaks..................Haigou
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G8) Haigoufeng Northwest Glacier    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

General flow direction;..............Southeast to Northwest

Length of glacier........................2 Kilometer

Surface Area...............................2.5 Sq. Kilometer

Longitude....................................88 Degrees 23 Minutes 6

Latitude........................................43 Degrees 46 Minutes 3

Coming from Peaks..................Haigou North Peak
.......................................................Bogda III South Peak

G9) Haigoufeng North Glacier    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

General flow direction;..............East to West

Length of glacier........................2.5 Kilometer

Surface Area...............................2.5 Sq. Kilometer

Longitude....................................88 Degrees 23 Minutes 3

Latitude........................................43 Degrees 45 Minutes 4

Coming from Peaks..................Haigou
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G10) Bogda Glacier    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

General flow direction;..............North to South

Length of glacier........................5 Kilometer

Surface Area...............................5 Sq. Kilometer

Longitude....................................88 Degrees 21 Minutes 5

Latitude........................................43 Degrees 46 Minutes 5

Coming from Peaks..................Bogda I
.......................................................Bogda IV
.......................................................Bogda VII

G11) Bogda III Glacier    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

General flow direction;..............North to South

Length of glacier........................4 Kilometer

Surface Area...............................2.8 Sq. Kilometer

Longitude....................................88 Degrees 23 Minutes

Latitude........................................43 Degrees 46 Minutes 5

Coming from Peaks..................Bogda III
.......................................................Bogda IV South Peak

G12) Sigong Glacier    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

General flow direction;..............Southeast to Northwest

Length of glacier........................4.5 Kilometer

Surface Area...............................5 Sq. Kilometer

Longitude....................................88 Degrees 18 Minutes

Latitude........................................43 Degrees 48 Minutes 9

Coming from Peaks..................Bogda V
.......................................................Bogda I Northwest Peak

G14) Haigou Glacier    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

General flow direction;..............North to South

Length of glacier........................3.5 Kilometer

Surface Area...............................3.5 Sq. Kilometer

Longitude....................................88 Degrees 24 Minutes 6

Latitude........................................43 Degrees 46 Minutes 4

Coming from Peaks..................Aksu
.......................................................Bogda III South Peak
.......................................................Haigou North Peak
.......................................................Daxigouxizi

G15) Hongfeng West Glacier    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

General flow direction;..............East to West

Length of glacier........................1 Kilometer

Surface Area...............................1.5 Sq. Kilometer

Longitude....................................88 Degrees 26 Minutes 8

Latitude........................................43 Degrees 45 Minutes 1

Coming from Peaks..................Hongfeng
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G16) Hongfeng Northeast Glacier    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

General flow direction;..............Southwest to Northeast

Length of glacier........................2 Kilometer

Surface Area...............................1.8 Sq. Kilometer

Longitude....................................88 Degrees 27 Minutes 6

Latitude........................................43 Degrees 45 Minutes 7

Coming from Peaks..................Hongfeng
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G17) Hongfeng Glacier    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

General flow direction;..............Southwest to Northeast

Length of glacier........................1.6 Kilometer

Surface Area...............................1 Sq. Kilometer

Longitude....................................88 Degrees 28 Minutes 2

Latitude........................................43 Degrees 44 Minutes 3

Coming from Peaks..................Hongfeng South Peak
.......................................................Hongfeng Southeast Peak

G18) Hongfeng Southeast Glacier    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

General flow direction;..............West to East

Length of glacier........................1.3 Kilometer

Surface Area...............................0.7 Sq. Kilometer

Longitude....................................88 Degrees 27 Minutes 6

Latitude........................................43 Degrees 44 Minutes 8

Coming from Peaks..................Hongfeng
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G19) Aksu Glacier    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

General flow direction;..............West to East

Length of glacier........................6.4 Kilometer

Surface Area...............................10 Sq. Kilometer

Longitude....................................88 Degrees 27 Minutes 5

Latitude........................................43 Degrees 48 Minutes

Coming from Peaks..................Bogda II Northeast Peak
.......................................................Bogda II Southeast Peak
.......................................................Bogda II
.......................................................Aksu
.......................................................Aksu East Peak
.......................................................Aksu East II Peak
.......................................................Aksu Northeast Peak
.......................................................Donggou

G20) Aksu East Glacier    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

General flow direction;..............Southwest to Northeast

Length of glacier........................2.5 Kilometer

Surface Area...............................2 Sq. Kilometer

Longitude....................................88 Degrees 28 Minutes 4

Latitude........................................43 Degrees 47 Minutes 2

Coming from Peaks..................Aksu East II Peak
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G21) Aksu far East Glacier    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

General flow direction;..............Southwest to Northeast

Length of glacier........................1.75 Kilometer

Surface Area...............................1.4 Sq. Kilometer

Longitude....................................88 Degrees 29 Minutes 2

Latitude........................................43 Degrees 47 Minutes 2

Coming from Peaks..................Peak 3925
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G22) Donggou glacier    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

General flow direction;..............Southwest to Northeast

Length of glacier........................3.5 Kilometer

Surface Area...............................4.75 Sq. Kilometer

Longitude....................................88 Degrees 26 Minutes 5

Latitude........................................43 Degrees 49 Minutes 3

Coming from Peaks..................Donggou
.......................................................Donggou Northwest Peak
.......................................................Donggou North Peak

G23) Aksu South Glacier    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

General flow direction;..............North to South

Length of glacier........................1.25 Kilometer

Surface Area...............................2.25 Sq. Kilometer

Longitude....................................88 Degrees 18 Minutes 4

Latitude........................................43 Degrees 46 Minutes 9

Coming from Peaks..................Aksu East II Peak
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G24) Xifeng Glacier    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

General flow direction;..............South to North

Length of glacier........................3 Kilometer

Surface Area...............................2 Sq. Kilometer

Longitude....................................88 Degrees 15 Minutes 4

Latitude........................................43 Degrees 47 Minutes 5

Coming from Peaks..................Xifeng
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G25) Xifeng Middle Glacier    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

General flow direction;..............East to West

Length of glacier........................2 Kilometer

Surface Area...............................0.9 Sq. Kilometer

Longitude....................................88 Degrees 15 Minutes 4

Latitude........................................43 Degrees 46 Minutes 9

Coming from Peaks..................Xifeng
.......................................................

G26) Xifeng South Glacier    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

General flow direction;..............West to East

Length of glacier........................1.5 Kilometer

Surface Area...............................1.2 Sq. Kilometer

Longitude....................................88 Degrees 15 Minutes 3

Latitude........................................43 Degrees 46 Minutes 5

Coming from Peaks..................Xifeng
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G27) Xifeng South Peak Hanging Glacier    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

General flow direction;..............West to East

Length of glacier........................0.4 Kilometer

Surface Area...............................0.06 Sq. Kilometer

Longitude....................................88 Degrees 15 Minutes 7

Latitude........................................43 Degrees 46 Minutes

Coming from Peaks..................Xifeng South Peak
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G28) Sangecha Glacier    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

General flow direction;..............Southeast to Northwest

Length of glacier........................4 Kilometer

Surface Area...............................5.5 Sq. Kilometer

Longitude....................................88 Degrees 17 Minutes 2

Latitude........................................43 Degrees 48 Minutes 4

Coming from Peaks..................Bogda V
.......................................................Bogda V West Peak
.......................................................Bogda V Northeast Peak

G29) Bogda V Glacier    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

General flow direction;..............North to South

Length of glacier........................2.2 Kilometer

Surface Area...............................2.5 Sq. Kilometer

Longitude....................................88 Degrees 18 Minutes 8

Latitude........................................43 Degrees 46 Minutes 4

Coming from Peaks..................Bogda V
.......................................................

G30) Bogda V West Glacier    ( Add Info | View More Info (0 Posts) | Add a Photo )

General flow direction;..............Southeast to Northwest

Length of glacier........................1.5 Kilometer

Surface Area...............................0.6 Sq. Kilometer

Longitude....................................88 Degrees 18 Minutes 2

Latitude........................................43 Degrees 47 Minutes

Coming from Peaks..................Bogda V
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