Khan Tengri

  • khan tengri
    hantengri peak
    vue globale du versant n du khan tengri.jpg
    khan tengri above north engilchek glacier
    highest point
    elevation7,010 m (23,000 ft)
    prominence1,685 m (5,528 ft) [1]
    isolation19.88 kilometres (12.35 mi)
    listingcountry high point
    ultra
    coordinates42°12′39″n 80°10′30″e / 42°12′39″n 80°10′30″e / 42.21083; 80.17500
    locationak-suu district, issyk-kul region, kyrgyzstan
    raiymbek district, almaty region, kazakhstan
    wensu county, xinjiang, china
    parent rangetian shan
    climbing
    first ascent1931 mikhail pogrebetsky
    easiest routeglacier/snow/ice/rock climb

    khan tengri is a mountain of the tian shan mountain range. it is located on the chinakyrgyzstankazakhstan border, east of lake issyk kul. its geologic elevation is 6,995 m (22,949 ft), but its glacial cap rises to 7,010 m (22,999 ft). for this reason, in mountaineering circles, including for the soviet snow leopard award criteria, it is considered a 7,000-metre peak.

    khan tengri is the second-highest mountain in the tian shan, surpassed only by jengish chokusu (means "victory peak", formerly known as peak pobeda) (7,439 m). khan tengri is the highest point in kazakhstan and the third-highest peak in kyrgyzstan, after jengish chokusu (7,439  m) and avicenna peak (7,134 m). it is also the world's most northern 7,000-metre peak, notable because peaks of high latitude have a shorter climbing season, generally more severe weather and thinner air.

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Khan Tengri
Hantengri Peak
Vue globale du versant N du khan Tengri.jpg
Khan Tengri above North Engilchek Glacier
Highest point
Elevation7,010 m (23,000 ft)
Prominence1,685 m (5,528 ft) [1]
Isolation19.88 kilometres (12.35 mi)
ListingCountry high point
Ultra
Coordinates42°12′39″N 80°10′30″E / 42°12′39″N 80°10′30″E / 42.21083; 80.17500
LocationAk-Suu District, Issyk-Kul Region, Kyrgyzstan
Raiymbek District, Almaty Region, Kazakhstan
Wensu County, Xinjiang, China
Parent rangeTian Shan
Climbing
First ascent1931 Mikhail Pogrebetsky
Easiest routeglacier/snow/ice/rock climb

Khan Tengri is a mountain of the Tian Shan mountain range. It is located on the ChinaKyrgyzstanKazakhstan border, east of lake Issyk Kul. Its geologic elevation is 6,995 m (22,949 ft), but its glacial cap rises to 7,010 m (22,999 ft). For this reason, in mountaineering circles, including for the Soviet Snow Leopard award criteria, it is considered a 7,000-metre peak.

Khan Tengri is the second-highest mountain in the Tian Shan, surpassed only by Jengish Chokusu (means "Victory peak", formerly known as Peak Pobeda) (7,439 m). Khan Tengri is the highest point in Kazakhstan and the third-highest peak in Kyrgyzstan, after Jengish Chokusu (7,439  m) and Avicenna Peak (7,134 m). It is also the world's most northern 7,000-metre peak, notable because peaks of high latitude have a shorter climbing season, generally more severe weather and thinner air.