|Range/Region:||Central Tien Shan|
|Difficulty:||Major Mountain Expedition|
|Best months for climbing:||Aug, Sep|
|Year first climbed:||1931|
|First successful climber(s):||M.T. Pogrebetsky's expedition|
|Nearest major airport:||Almaty, Kazakhstan, ??mqi, China, Moscow, Russia|
|Convenient Center:||Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, Karakol, Kyrgzystan|
Khan Tengri is a huge icy pyramid, located just south of the point where Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and China's borders meet. The mountain is the center of a small knot around which the Tian Shan's highest peaks are clustered.? Khan Tengri is the second highest peak of the Tian Shan, and until 1946 was believed to be the highest. Pik Pobeda (7,439 m.), a short distance south, is now known to be the range's highest peak.? The actual elevation of Khan Tengri is subject to some debate. The official elevation is often listed as 6,995 meters, fifteen meters less than that shown above (7,010). The former figure is the elevation of the highest solid point, which was by definition the "highest point" in USSR geological surveys. The higher figure is the elevation of a cornice on the summit, from which climbers can look down upon the survey sign.