Gongga Shan, China

Prominence: 3642 m, 11949 ft

Elevation: 7556 meters, 24,790 feet

Approx. Isolation: 660.91 km, 410.67 mi
Alternate Name(s)Minya Konka; 贡嘎山
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)29° 35' 48'' N; 101° 52' 43'' E
29.5965956, 101.8786668 (Dec Deg)
778817E 3277547N Zone 47 (UTM)
State/ProvinceSichuan (Highest Point)

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Gongga Shan (once known as Minya Konka) is one of the world's most dominant and significant peaks, yet it remains unknown even to many climbers. It is one of only eight peaks in the world that rank in the 50 highest and 50 most prominent peaks on earth, and only 6 are both higher and more prominent. And it lies well to the east of the main body of the Himalaya-Karakoram-Tibet complex, so it stands more isolated than most higher and better-known peaks. No other nearby summits even approach the altitude of Gongga Shan, and its small range is almost encircled by deep, misty gorges of Yangtze tributaries.

Perhaps the most interesting honor this peak can claim is that it's the highest summit in Pacific Ocean drainage basin—an area of over a third of the surface area of Earth.

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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 3642 m/11,949 ft
  Optimistic Prominence: 3642 m/11,949 ft
  Key Col: 3914 m/12,841 ft
Isolation660.91 km/410.67 mi
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Namcha Barwa  (W)
Isolation distance is based on NHN and is slightly overstated.
RangesContinent: Asia
Range2: Tibet and Central China (Highest Point)
Range3: West Sichuan Ranges (Highest Point)
Drainage BasinsYangtze (HP)
East China Sea (HP)
Pacific Ocean (HP)
First AscentOctober 28, 1932
Terris Moore

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