have PIONEER Chris, second from right, on China's 7,649m Kongur
in 1981, and, left, how we reported Eiger climb in 1965
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.
Mountain Equipment Kongur
jacket 300 [pounds sterling]/595 grams
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.
"If the Southwest Face had been climbed by, say, the Japanese in '73, I would have just gone on doing the things I love doing, which are essentially unclimbed peaks like Bramah, Shivling and Kongur
," he says.
* 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
"It was Joe Tasker and Pete Boardman's lecture at Leeds Town Hall about their ascent of Mount Kongur
that did it," says the Yorkshireman.