Kongur

Kongur

 

a mountain massif and the highest peak (7,579 m) of the Kongur Muz Tagh Range in the western Kunlun Mountains in China. Composed predominantly of gneisses and granites, it is dissected by deep gorges. Glaciers descend to 3,800 m on the northern slopes and to 4,500 m on the southern slopes. There are numerous traces of ancient glaciation. The slopes are mainly bare, but in the lower belt there is shrubby vegetation growing along the gorges.

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No casualties has been reported in the Kongur Tiube glacier slide that occurred in the Akto County of the Kizilsu Kirghiz Autonomous Prefecture.
Kongur Tiube, which means in the local language "the mountain with a white cap", is the second highest peak of the Western Kunlun with elevation of 7,530 meters.
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To better understand the nature of extension in the Pamir and to test models for climate-tectonic coupling in the footwall of the fault, both short- and long- tem slip rate along the Kongur normal fault need to be defined.
These data suggest a consistent pattern of maximum vertical and horizontal displacement rates in the center of the Kongur detachment.
"Kongur (in China) was an extraordinary climb too ( very, very, long, complicated and challenging.
Climbs: 30-plus major expeditions, including Everest: 1972, 1975, 1982, 1985 Annapurna: 1970 Kongur Tagh: 1981 West summit of Shivling Gangotri: 1983
Mount Muztagata and Kongur Shan, both well over 24,000 feet, comprise the Pamir Knot, a hub of several mountain ranges: the Karakoram; the Hindu Kush; the Kunlun; the Tien Shan, or Celestial Peaks; the Pamirs; and the Himalayas.
* Almost 30 years after the Everest reconnaissance, Ward conducted another recce, this time with Chris Bonington and Al Rouse, around the base of the then unclimbed Chinese mountain, Kongur