Ulugh Muztagh

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.

Elevation (feet): 22,923
Elevation (meters): 6,987
Continent: Asia
Country: China
Range/Region: Kunlun
Latitude: 36.4125
Longitude: 87.384167
Difficulty: Major Mountain Expedition
Year first climbed: 1985
First successful climber(s): Hu Fengling, Zhang Baohua, Ardaxi, Mamuti, Wu Qiangxing
Nearest major airport: Urumqi
Convenient Center: Urumqi

Thanks to David Metzler for adding this peak.

Trip Reports

There are 2 trip reports for Ulugh Muztagh.

  • Log #10695 - by Finnish Ulugh Muztagh expedit 2003 on Oct 25, 20033.00 stars
    Summiters: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, 19993.00 stars
    I 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...