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An Attempt on Mustagh Ata (7546m/24751 ft) in the Chinese Pamirs


02/10/2009 7:00 pm
02/10/2009 9:00 pm
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Translating to 'father of the ice mountains' in the Uighur language, the native tongue of the original inhabitants of the Xingjiang, Mustagh Ata is an enormous peak, 43rd in the world, that sits in the geological knot formed by the mountain ranges of the Pamir, the Tien-shan, the Kun Lun and the
Krakoram-HinduKush-Himalaya groups. It is in an extremely romantic region of the world, steeped in history, conflict and intrigue, lying as it does just off the Karakoram Highway and near the junctions of China with Tajikistan, Kyrgyztan and Kazakhstan and is also very close to the Silk Road city of Kashgar where the Russians and the British played the 'Great Game'.

PCS member, Arun Mahajan, lured by the wiles of the hourie wandered into this region. He never really summitted but thinks that he came away with a great story. However, the hourie remained, like what often happens to weary travelers of the Taklamakan, a mirage in his altitude addled brain.

Come and find out for yourself if all this is really true or a yarn worthy of Omar Khayyam, the Tentmaker!

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