Mt.Gongga---White World

Mt.Gongga---White World

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Mt.Gongga---White World

Introduction: In the high and steep Mt.Gongga, the snow does not melt perennially. Looking from distance, t..

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Mt.Gongga---White World Introduction

In the high and steep Mt.Gongga, the snow does not melt perennially. Looking from distance, the mountain seems like appearing o­n indistinct boundless snow sea with solemn and mystery, which cause people's respect easily. Especially in fine days, the magnificent view that the mountain is dyed by rosy clouds cannot be imagined except for a real experience.
In Tibetan language, "Gong" means ice, while "Ga" means "white". Mt.Gongga, the leading peak in the snow-covered mountains of the west of Sichuan with altitude of 7,556 m above the sea level, is the highest mountain in Sichuan Province. Its top measures about 70 m2, covered by snow all the year round. o­n June 13th, 1957, a Chinese climbing team mounted the summit. In 1980, together with other 7 peaks as Qomolangma, Mt.Gongga began to receive foreign climbing teams.

Mt.Gongga---White World Features

Culture and History
Lying at the foot of Mt.Gongga, it is world-famous for its modern glacier in low altitude (the glaciers in the world mostly lay in the region of high altitude). The sparkling modern glacier rushes down from the high and steep valley, spraying millions of water blooms, changing the quite valley into a pure water palace. Ice holes and ice Bridge make people feel like entering into a Crystal Palace.
The mountains of the Mt.Gongga Range are located in the old Tibetan region of Kham, now a part of Sichuan province of China. The rugged and rarely visited Mt.Gongga offers an outstanding, but moderate, high altitude climb to the highest peak in eastern Tibet. Mt.Gongga was first climbed in 1932 by an American team and since then o­nly six expeditions have been successful o­n Mt.Gongga, with a total of 18 people reaching the summit. The Mountain Madness expedition offers a unique opportunity for advanced beginner-intermediate mountaineers to climb a beautiful, rarely ascended mountain.
Mt.Gongga lies about 320 km southwest from Chengdu, and about 55 km away from the south part of Luding County. In 1930 the explorer Joseph Rock, making the first attempt to measure its altitude, mis-calculated its height as 30,250 feet (9,220 m) and cabled the National Geographic Society to announce Mt.Gongga as the highest mountain in the world. This measurement was viewed with suspicion from the start, and the Society's decision to check Rock's calculations before publication was well-founded.

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Mt.Gongga---White World Transporation

Admission fee: free but dangerous
Opening hours: day time
1. By air atChengdu airport, take coach o­n Sichuan-Tibet Highway, along the Erlang Mountain by Luding, ask the local people to be your guide.
2. By air atChengdu airport, change to by train to Xichang city railway station, then take coach to Luding, ask the local people to be your guide.

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