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Mountain Name(s): Muztagh Ata, Gora Maztag-Ata, Gora Mutyag-Ata, Gora Muztagata, Mouztagh-ata, Mu-shih-t'a-ko Shan, Mu-shih-t’a-ko Shan, Mu-ssu-t'a-ko Shan, Mu-ssu-t’a-ko Shan, Mus-tag-ata, Mustagh Ata, Muz Tagh Ata, Muztagata, Музтагата, Музтаг Ата, Muztagata, Muztag Ata... More     Geology: Tectonic
Elevation: 7546 m / 24757.2 ft     Snow line: 5400 m / 17716.5 ft
Summit(s): Main Summit (7 546 m /24 757 feet)
    Prominence: 2 735 m/8 973 ft
Location: China(Xinjiang Uygur Zizhiqu);     Isolation: 39 km/24 miles
Latitude/Longitude: 38°16'33.564''N
75°6'58.104''E
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    Climbing Season(s): 01 Jul - 31 Aug;
Parent Range: Pamir Mountains     Nearest Airport(s): Bishkek/Manas Airport (FRU); Kashi (KHG);
Range: Muztagh Ata Ridge     Convenience Center(s): Kashi;
First Ascent: ??/??/1956 E. Beletsky (USSR)     National Park(s): Mustagata National Park;

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Muztagh Ata is one of the most popular 7000m peaks because

of easy access, reasonable price permit, interesting location,

close to the old Silk Road route and the beauty of nature is

stunning.

The main reason is probably Muztagh Ata's reputation being

the easiest 7000m peak. The normal route is a straightforward

climb without any technical section. However, do not forget

about the high altitude and enormous wind that stil make it a

hard target. There is no easy peak of that altitude.

Description Edit

It is one of the relatively easier 7,000 m peaks in the world to

climb, due to its gentle western slope and the comparatively

drier weather of Xinjiang.

Muztagata has 16 glaciers. The largest of them - Koksel, located

on the eastern slope, has a length of 21 km.

Location Edit

Muztagh Ata is located in China’s largest province; Xinjiang,  It’s

a desert province bordering to Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan,

Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan. Lies 40 km south of Kongur Tagh,

the highest peak of the Kunlun Shan. Together they form a

somewhat isolated group, separated from the main chain of the

Kunlun, and also separate from the Pamir Mountains to the

west.

Getting there Edit

Muztagh Ata is located in China’s largest province; Xinjiang,  It’s

a desert province bordering to Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan,

Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan. Lies 40 km south of Kongur Tagh,

the highest peak of the Kunlun Shan. Together they form a

somewhat isolated group, separated from the main chain of the

Kunlun, and also separate from the Pamir Mountains to the

west.

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Climbing permit is required.

Asia, China:

  • Muztagh Ata
  • Mountaineering - 24 Day(s)
  • 1 Jul - 31 Aug
  • Tough 
  • 1 people climbed it

China: Xinjiang Uygur Zizhiqu

  • 23 Jun 2017 - 15 Jul 2017
  • Muztagh Ata(7546 m)
  • West Ridge (South Route)
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DID YOU KNOW (1) Edit Add

• Muztagh Ata - Turkish: Muz Dag ( modern pronunciation Buz Dag, as in "men" versus "ben"- where Oguz Kaan lost his horse according to the legend).

 

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