Ulugh Muztagh is a high snow peak in the central Kunlun Shan, near the northern edge of the Tibetan Plateau. It is often incorrectly cited as the highest peak in the Kunlun Shan, due to a survey from the 1890's which gave it a height of 7720 meters. The current value for the height is from a careful modern survey done by the Sino-American first ascent expedition in 1985, and should be accurate to within 10 meters. (See the American Alpine Journal, 1986.) Due to its location, Ulugh Muztagh is easily one of the most remote and inaccessible mountains in the world.
|Difficulty:||Major Mountain Expedition|
|Year first climbed:||1985|
|First successful climber(s):||Hu Fengling, Zhang Baohua, Ardaxi, Mamuti, Wu Qiangxing|
|Nearest major airport:||Urumqi|
Thanks to David Metzler for adding this peak.
There are 2 trip reports for Ulugh Muztagh.
- Log #10695 - by Finnish Ulugh Muztagh expedit 2003 on Oct 25, 2003Summiters:Marko Aho, Jari Ahtola, Antti Menp, and Kimmo Puoskari, all from Finland. First ascent of Ulugh Muztagh west peak (Muztagh II) at 6925 meters (6934 m as measured by GPS). The approach...
- Log #10696 - by John F. Lange on Nov 18, 1999I was wondering if there is anyone else who might be interested in forming an expedition to Ulugh Muztag in the central Kun-Lun Mountains? To the best of my knowledge, it has been climbed only one...