Mountaineering: What’s Left To Do?


MountEverest.net has posted a very cool article on the six highest unclimbed peaks in the world, as well as a few other prominant mountains that haven’t been climbed yet either. A couple of them, such as Kailash in Western Tibet, are considered holy and no climbing permits are issued for them, but there are others on the list that make for intriguing climbs.

For instance, Saser Kangri II East, which is 7518m in height, and is located in the Indian Kashmir region, has never even been attempted. While two of it’s sister summits have been climbed, Saser Kangri II East has not seen a human footprint anywhere near the upper reaches.

Labuche Kang III is part of a group of mountains in Tibet that has seen very little traffic at all. A Japanese team summitted the main peak back in 1987, but this one has remained untouched to this day. It is the fourth highest unclimbed peak in the World.

So if you’re a climber who has “been there and done that” and you’re looking for a new challenge, perhaps this list will inspire you to start plotting a climb. You’ll get to make a first ascent after all! Just avoid the peaks that are marked as holy, and off limits, Somehow I doubt the locals will take too kindly to you planting a flag on top of their sacred mountain. (Note, the image is of Saser Kangri II)

6 thoughts on “Mountaineering: What’s Left To Do?”

  1. Hi, Saser Kangri II (East) was climbed in 1991 by an Indian Adventure Club. I was part of the expedition, though could not reach the summit.

    Thanks,
    Madhukar

  2. Well, two of our expedition members reached the summit, one lost his life while attempting to climb, two suffered from frostbite. Though being in the advance team, I couldn't attempt the climb since I developed few blisters on my feet at camp 2 & stayed there most of the time.
    I need to check on why it still shows as an unclimbed peak.

    The picture of Saser Kangri-II shown in your Adventure Blog is not the correct peak. The actual peak is behind the rock pinnacle once you follow the ridge after reaching the "top". One can't see the actual peak from any of the camps and it gives a false impression that the actual peak is the rock pinnacle.
    Thanks,
    Madhukar

  3. Respected Mr Madhukar,

    Next year a mountaineering club from Kolkata planning to scale Mt Saser Kangri II Esat. As you are the Climbing member of the 1991 success full team kindly provide me details of that expedition report.Otherwise tell me details about the Leader of that team and I will contact him.

    Kind regards,

    Debraj Dutta
    debrajdutta78@gmail.com

  4. Respected Mr Madhukar,

    Next year a mountaineering club from Kolkata planning to scale Mt Saser Kangri II Esat. As you are the Climbing member of the 1991 success full team kindly provide me details of that expedition report.Otherwise tell me details about the Leader of that team and I will contact him.

    Kind regards,

    Debraj Dutta
    debrajdutta78@gmail.com

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