Gongga Shan, China

Prominence: 3642 m, 11949 ft

Elevation: 7556 meters, 24,790 feet

True Isolation: 660.64 km, 410.5 mi
Local or Alternate Name(s)Alternate: Minya Konka
Chinese-Simplified:  贡嘎山
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)29° 35' 41'' N, 101° 52' 45'' E
29.59478, 101.879042 (Dec Deg)
778859 E 3277347 N, Zone 47 (UTM)
State/ProvinceSichuan (Highest Point)

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Ascent Info

Total ascents/attempts logged by registered users: 2
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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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Gongga Shan seen from the summit of DaFeng (5,025m) (2017-10-18). Photo by Serguei Okountsev.
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 3642 m/11,949 ft
  Optimistic Prominence: 3642 m/11,949 ft
  Line Parent: Gasherbrum I
  Key Col: 3914 m/12,841 ft
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 660.64 km/410.5 mi
   Isolation Limit Point: 29.6325, 95.0575
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Namcha Barwa  (W)
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
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Data SourceShuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) data
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