Sepu Kangri

Found in a remote valley within the Nyenchen Tanglha range, comparable in size to the entire Swiss Alpine range,the Sepu Kangri Massif rises 22,800 ft. Around the main summit are several other peaks including Seamo Uylmitok (The Turquoise Flower) at a height of 6650m and was summited by British climber Graham little in October 1998. Sepu Kangri itself was the subject of two failed summit bids in 1997 and 1998, both expeditions led by Sir Chris Bonington, CBE. In 1998 Victor Saunders and Scott Muir were just 150m below the summit before bad weather made them retreat. Heavy snow fall in 1997 resulted in the team having to turn back at an altitude of 6050m reached by Chris Bonington and jim Lowther. For the time being Sepu Kangri remains an unclimbed peak, possibly the last great climb remaining in the world today.

Elevation (feet): 22,949
Elevation (meters): 6,995
Continent: Asia
Country: China
Latitude: 31.5167
Longitude: 94.3
Difficulty: Major Mountain Expedition
Best months for climbing: Apr, May, Aug, Sep, Oct
Nearest major airport: Lhasa
Convenient Center: Diru (Biru)

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