|Activity type:||Mountaineering, Hiking|
|Summit(s):||Jomolhari (4 750 m /15 584 feet)|
|Elevation:||7 570 m / 24 836 ft|
|Cost of climbing:||N/D|
Gangkhar Puensum, An unclimbed mountain is a mountain peak that has yet to be climbed to the top. Determining which unclimbed peak is highest is often a matter of controversy. In some parts of the world, surveying and mapping are still unreliable. There are no comprehensive records of the routes of explorers, mountaineers, and local inhabitants. In some cases, even modern ascents by larger parties have been poorly documented and, with no universally recognized listing, the best that can be achieved in determining the world's highest unclimbed peaks are somewhat speculative. Most sources indicate that Gangkhar Puensum (7,570 meters (24,840 ft)) in Bhutan or on the Bhutan–China border is the tallest mountain in the world that has yet to be fully summited. Gangkhar Puensum has been off-limits to climbers since 1994 when Bhutan prohibited all mountaineering above 6,000 m (20,000 ft) due to spiritual/religious beliefs. Unclimbed mountains are sometimes referred to as "virgin peaks." Many virgin peaks exist because the mountain is unreachable, due to either geographic isolation or political instability. Some mountains remain off-limits due to religious beliefs of a country or region that hold such mountains are sacred and should remain inviolate. Additionally, since the endeavor to scale taller mountains of the world is usually a major undertaking, lesser peaks, while still very formidable, simply get less attention than the taller ones, and instead, these taller peaks are summited by parties following a new route or perhaps during the winter when conditions are generally more treacherous.
7 570 m / 24 836 ft
Jomolhari (4 750 m /15 584 feet)
Asia, Bhutan: (Bumthang Dzongkhag, Gasa, Lhuentse Dzongkhag, Mongar Dzongkhag, Trongsa Dzongkhag, Wangdue Phodrang Dzongkhag), China: (Tibet Autonomous Region)
|Snow line:||Please update|
4 350 m / 14 272 ft
4 500 m / 14 764 ft
02 Mar-06 Sep;
Location: Asia, Bhutan: Bumthang Dzongkhag, Paro, Punakha Dzongkhag, Thimphu Dzongkhag, Trongsa Dzongkhag, Wangdue Phodrang Dzongkhag
Claimed by: 1 people
Height: 2 217 m / 7 274 ft
Location:North America, United States (USA):
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