Kongur is the highest mountain in the Kunlun Shan. Despite its great height, Kongur remained undiscovered until 1900, due to its remoteness and its position behind other high peaks. After its discovery, another 56 years passed before it was first attempted, and another 25 years passed before the summit was finally attained. The mountain is a towering wall, and it's high summit is a steep rugged pyramid. An equally impressive though slightly smaller peak called Kongur Tobe (24,918 ft.), rises to the high peak's immediate north. The smaller peak was first successfully climbed in 1956 by the first Kongur expedition, when the party realized that the main summit was too serious an undertaking. Today the mountain is relatively easy to approach, located just off the Karakoram Highway.
|Difficulty:||Major Mountain Expedition|
|Best months for climbing:||Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep|
|Year first climbed:||1981|
|First successful climber(s):||Michael Ward and party, (British expedition)|
|Nearest major airport:||Kashi, China|
|Convenient Center:||Kashi, China|
NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name
There are 4 trip reports for Kongur.
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- Log #18785 - by Alexey on Feb 14, 2006On August 09 2004 joint Russia-Latvian team climbed new route on mount Kongur (7719m.). 4 climbers has reached the summit. It took us all in all 30 days after arrival to the Base Camp on the North...
- Log #4202 - by Jim Milledge on Nov 06, 2004Anyone interested should read a short report in High Mountain December 2004 issue, Page 14. "Kongur climberd again" reporting the third ascent of the peak in Aug by a Russian team from St...
- Log #4204 - by Alexei Gorbatenkov on Nov 30, 2003Kongur Peak is one of the highest mountains in China Pamir. It is 7719 meters high and was climbed first by Chris Bonington team in 1982. After that few expeditions tried to repeat Boningtons route...
- Log #4205 - by Jo Heersink on Sep 10, 2003One of the hardest mountains in the world. After the splendid ascent of Bonnington, Rouse, Tasker and Boardman, up the the 2003 season 19 further expeditions have failed, among them the 2000 and 2002...