Drangnag Ri was amongst the highest and certainly one of the most difficult unclimbed peaks in the world. When Sir Chris Bonington saw this mountain first when attempting Menlungtse from Tibet (1987), he was struck by this fantastic peak, which was so steep it seemed to rise up from the horizon and dominate the surrounding peaks. Drangnag Ri is among the highest peaks in the area most commonly reffered to as the Rolwaling Himal, SW of Everest. The ascent of the East ridge proved even harder than expected, but on the 30th April five team members reached the summit. The summit affords superb views of the highest peaks of the world: Menlungtse, Tengi-Ragi Tau, Makalu, Everest, Cho Ouyu, Lhotse and others
|Range/Region:||Central Nepal Himalaya|
|Difficulty:||Major Mountain Expedition|
|Best months for climbing:||Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov|
|Year first climbed:||30 April 1994|
|First successful climber(s):||Chris Bonington Expedition|
|Nearest major airport:||Kathmandu (Nepal), (Lhasa (Tibet))|
|Convenient Center:||Namche Bazaar|
Thanks to Frank Verwijs for adding this peak.
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