Shisha Pangma

Photo of Shisha Pangma

Photo by Fred Spicker

Details

Elevation (feet): 26,289
Elevation (meters): 8,013
Continent: Asia
Country: China
Range/Region: Central Nepal Himalaya
Latitude: 28.35
Longitude: 85.7833
Difficulty: Major Mountain Expedition
Best months for climbing: Apr, May
Year first climbed: 1964 
First successful climber(s): Hsu Ching and his ten-man Chinese
Nearest major airport: Kathmandu, Nepal
Convenient Center: Kathmandu, Nepal

Description

Shisha Pangma is the fourteenth highest mountain in the world, the lowest of the 8000 meter peaks. It is a massive peak with a long, steep, craggy southern face. It is the high peak of the Langtang Himal, and looms over its much lower satellite peaks. It is located almost due north of Kathmandu, on the Tibet side of the border. First climbed in 1964, Shisha Pangma was the last 8000 meter peak to be climbed.