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  1. Ulugh Muztagh, Ulugh Muz Tagh(noun)

    a mountain in the Kunlun range in China (25,340 feet high)

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  1. Ulugh Muztagh

    Ulugh Muztagh or Ulugh Muztag and Muztag Feng, is an extremely remote mountain group on the northern Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. Located on the border between the Tibetan Autonomous Region and Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, it is part of the main range of the Kunlun Mountains of East-Central Asia. For a long time its elevation was thought to be as high as 7,723 metres, but it was measured by a 1985 Sino-American first ascent expedition, who established its true elevation of 6,973 m, which has since been confirmed by SRTM data and modern high resolution Chinese topographic mapping. The subsidiary West Peak was climbed by a Finnish expedition in 2003 and a height of 6925 metres was confirmed for Ulugh Muztagh II. There have been only a few attempts to climb Ulugh Muztagh and several of them have not been even able to reach the foot of the mountain. Getting near the mountain requires a difficult drive across largely unpassabe terrain at the elevation of 4300-5000 metres. Expeditions who have climbed the mountain spent 2 to 3 weeks on the approach alone using 4 or 6 wheel drive vehicles.


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