Hillary Peak

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Hillary Peak
Cho Oyu.jpg
The North Face of Cho Oyu from Tingri in Tibet. The Ngojumba Kang peaks are on the left.
Highest point
Elevation7,681 m (25,200 ft) [1]
Coordinates28°06′24″N 86°42′58″E / 28.10667°N 86.71611°E / 28.10667; 86.71611Coordinates: 28°06′24″N 86°42′58″E / 28.10667°N 86.71611°E / 28.10667; 86.71611
Hillary Peak is located in Nepal
Hillary Peak
Hillary Peak
Location in Nepal
LocationSolukhumbu, Nepal
Parent rangeHimalayas

Hillary Peak is the name which has been proposed by the Government of Nepal for a 7,681 metres (25,200 ft) peak in the Himalayas in honour of Edmund Hillary, who made the first ascent of Everest with Tenzing Norgay in 1953.[2]

In September 2013 a government panel recommended that two mountains be renamed Hillary Peak and Tenzing Peak as part of a batch of summits that would be opened to climbers in 2014. The coordinates given by the government indicate that it is one of a clutch of peaks on the Nepal and Tibet border between Cho Oyu and Gyachung Kang, known variously as Ngojumba Kang, Ngozumpa Kang and Ngojumba Ri.[3]

In the fall of 2016, two time Everest summiter Elia Saikaly along with Pasang Kaji Sherpa made an expedition to Hillary Peak.[4] They called off their summit bid due to dangers encountered including rock-falls, bad weather, hidden crevasses, and snow related issues.[5]

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  1. ^ "Mount Everest: Hillary and Tenzing to have peaks named after them". The Guardian. 6 September 2013.
  2. ^ "Mount Everest: Hillary and Tenzing to have peaks named after them". The Guardian. 6 September 2013.
  3. ^ "Government of Nepal officially opens 104 new peaks for montaineering". Retrieved 27 November 2016.
  4. ^ "Canadian to Become the First Climber to Summit Hillary Peak on Historic Himalayan Climb". PRWeb. Retrieved 2017-05-24.
  5. ^ "Elia Saikaly 'not prepared to die on the mountain,' ends summit bid". Ottawa Citizen. 2016-10-08. Retrieved 2017-05-24.